Inszenierte Nacht

(Staged Night)
Staging of night-pieces by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel
2013

Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Ascolta

"The identities of masterpieces seem firmly fixed. Even before the concert begins, we know basically what they will sound like – which introduces the danger of becoming a museum object. The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and the ensemble ascolta follow a different approach: like a theater director taking on a piece, Steen-Andersen performs famous pieces inspired by night (including its spooky side), from Bach to Ravel. He stages them afresh for ear and eye, updates and dusts them off – thus removing them from their historical distance into the here and now. In other words, instead of a fussy “reading of the classics,” he underscores the originally unsettling impact of these works. In Schumann’s Träumerei, time seems to stand still, while Ravel’s Scarbo morphs from a virtuoso piece into a horror trip and the famous revenge aria from The Magic Flute becomes a techno hymn by a drag queen. “Maybe that’s what Mozart’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and Ravel’s Gaspard sound like when you’re high on coke", remarked Stuttgarter Zeitung."

Program book of Lucerne Festival 2017

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September 23, 2020
18:30
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/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 23, 2020
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18:30
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/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
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Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
September 23, 2020
10:00
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/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 23, 2020
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10:00
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
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Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
September 22, 2020
22:00
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/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 22, 2020
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22:00
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
|
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
Inszenierte Nacht

(Staged Night)
Staging of night-pieces by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel
2013

Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Ascolta

"The identities of masterpieces seem firmly fixed. Even before the concert begins, we know basically what they will sound like – which introduces the danger of becoming a museum object. The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and the ensemble ascolta follow a different approach: like a theater director taking on a piece, Steen-Andersen performs famous pieces inspired by night (including its spooky side), from Bach to Ravel. He stages them afresh for ear and eye, updates and dusts them off – thus removing them from their historical distance into the here and now. In other words, instead of a fussy “reading of the classics,” he underscores the originally unsettling impact of these works. In Schumann’s Träumerei, time seems to stand still, while Ravel’s Scarbo morphs from a virtuoso piece into a horror trip and the famous revenge aria from The Magic Flute becomes a techno hymn by a drag queen. “Maybe that’s what Mozart’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and Ravel’s Gaspard sound like when you’re high on coke", remarked Stuttgarter Zeitung."

Program book of Lucerne Festival 2017

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September 23, 2020
18:30
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 23, 2020
|
18:30
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
|
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
September 23, 2020
10:00
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 23, 2020
|
10:00
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
|
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
September 22, 2020
22:00
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 22, 2020
|
22:00
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
|
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
Inszenierte Nacht

(Staged Night)
Staging of night-pieces by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel
2013

Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Ascolta

"The identities of masterpieces seem firmly fixed. Even before the concert begins, we know basically what they will sound like – which introduces the danger of becoming a museum object. The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and the ensemble ascolta follow a different approach: like a theater director taking on a piece, Steen-Andersen performs famous pieces inspired by night (including its spooky side), from Bach to Ravel. He stages them afresh for ear and eye, updates and dusts them off – thus removing them from their historical distance into the here and now. In other words, instead of a fussy “reading of the classics,” he underscores the originally unsettling impact of these works. In Schumann’s Träumerei, time seems to stand still, while Ravel’s Scarbo morphs from a virtuoso piece into a horror trip and the famous revenge aria from The Magic Flute becomes a techno hymn by a drag queen. “Maybe that’s what Mozart’s ‘Queen of the Night’ and Ravel’s Gaspard sound like when you’re high on coke", remarked Stuttgarter Zeitung."

Program book of Lucerne Festival 2017

No items found.
September 23, 2020
18:30
( tbc )
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 23, 2020
|
18:30
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
|
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
September 23, 2020
10:00
( tbc )
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 23, 2020
|
10:00
-
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
|
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France
September 22, 2020
22:00
( tbc )
/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
France
September 22, 2020
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22:00
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/ Staged Night
Inszenierte Nacht
Ensemble Ascolta
|
Théâtre National
Strasbourg
-
France