Bridge to India


Sun 14.9.2014, 8 p.m., 2014-9-14T20:00 Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Bridge to India

Christiane Iven (Soprano)
Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (vocals)
Pandit Sankha Chatterjee (Tabla)
Burkhard Kehring (Piano Concept)

Param Vir:
Three Songs from Tagore’s "Gitanjali". Song Cycle to words by Rabindranath Tagore, translation by William Radice (first performance, work commissioned by the Beethovenfest Bonn) "O silence"; "I want you"; "Shine Before My Eyes "

Olivier Messiaen:
Selected songs along with traditional Indian songs to words by Rabindranath Tagore and tabla improvisations

"Divan of song – India"

At the age of 16, Param Vir, who was born in Delhi, heard his first Beethoven recording. In 1971, as a student, he was allowed to play Beethoven’s fortepiano in the Beethoven-Haus. Decades later, in 2014, by no w a globally successful composer, he has written a song cycle to words by Rabindranath Tagore for the Beethovenfest Bonn. Burkhard Kehring has supplemented the modern and traditional Indian music with songs from Olivier Messiaen’s song cycle on the theme of heaven and earth and from "Harawi", sung by Christiane Iven.

Additional Information:

The events of the "Divan of song" can be booked as a subscription with a reduced price.
Subscription price: € 75

7.30 PM Concert introduction "All Ears for Half"

Christiane Iven © Christine Schneider

Christiane Iven © Christine Schneider

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