11. January 2015
Linzer Landesgalerie Festsaal
DIE SCHÖNE MAGELONE
A Prose arrangement by Ludwig Tieck
The pretty Magelona "Die schöne Magelone" is a romantic prose telling dating from 15th century France, which became extremely popular in the Holy Roman Empire through the german translation of Veit Warbeck's 1535 edition of DIE SCHÖNE MAGELONE. It tells of the love affair between the king of Naples' Daughter, Magelone and the duke Peter of Provence. Although Magelone is promised and betrothed to marry another, she falls totally in love with the knight Peter and together they flee the court of Naples. One morning a bird snatches the red sachet that held the three rings Peter had given Magelone as a sign of his undying love. Peter promises to find the sachet again and goes hunting for the bird. In his quest to find the sachet, he get's abducted by turkish slave sellers. After years of slavery he manages to escape and return to his beautiful Magelone.
In 1797 Ludwig Tieck transformed the Warbeck story into a unique romantic telling with great emotional complexity and also added 15 poems to enhance and stress the emotional state of the different characters. Between 1861 and 1869 Johannes Brahms set the 15 poems to music. DIE SCHÖNE MAGELONE is a unique stage genre consisting of an Actor/Actress reciting the Ludwig Tieck book "Liebesgeschichte der schönen Magelone und des Grafen Peter von Provence" and the 15 poems are sung with piano accompaniment.
Three "connoisseur" artists collaborate on the 11th of January 2015 at 11:00 in the Landesgalerie Linz to take you on a memorable journey through the musical landscape of the beautiful Magelone and the Duke Peter of Provence.
NOT TO BE MISSED!!
|Jacques le Roux (Tenor) - Katharina Hofmann (Actress) - Sigurd Hennemann (Pianist)|
TICKETS can be booked at :
0043 (0) 732 77205 2200
Tickets will also be available at the door from 10:45, but reservations are highly recommended.