Die Idee im Jahr 2006 den Schwerpunkt des “Heidelberger Frühlings” auf Vertonungen der in “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” 1806 erstmals veröffentlichten Volksliedsammlung von Clemens Brentano und Archim von Arnim zu legen, liegt nahe.
Wurde diese bis heute als Meilenstein in der Literaturgeschichte anerkannte Volksliedsammlung doch in der Stadt Heidelberg veröffentlicht und gilt als eine der Auslöser der “Heidelberger Romantik”.
Im Vertrauen “auf die Wahrheit der Phantasie’ wollten Brentano und Arnim das verlorene Paradies nicht wie die Brüder Grimm auf dem Weg streng historischer Forschung wiederherstellen, sondern wollten es durch die Kunst wiedererschliessen.
Unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Thomas Hampson finden im Rahmen des Heidelberger Frühlings eine ganze Woche Konzerte, Gespräche, Workshops und Vorträge sowie ein Liedinterpretationskurs statt.
Mehr Information über dieses Projekt der Hampsong Foundation finden Sie unter “Projects”
A HAMPSONG-Project in cooperation with the Heidelberg Spring Festival
It seems reasonable to put the emphasis on Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” at the “Heidelberg Spring Festival” of 2006 as the basis for the song cycle, Clemens Brentano’s and Archim von Arnim’s collection of folk songs, was published in 1806.
Additionally, this milestone of literary history was published in the town of Heidelberg and is recognized as a trigger for “Heidelberg Romanticism”.
Brentano und Arnim relied on the “truthfulness of fantasy” and resisted restoring the lost paradise by strictly following historical facts like the Brothers Grimm. Instead they tried to recover it through artistic means.
With Thomas Hampson as artistic director the Heidelberg Spring Festival 2006 will feature a week of concerts, talks, workshops, and lectures as well as a song-interpretation-class.
Please visit the “projects” to find out more about this project of the Hampsong Foundation.
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In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.