the term “twenties” often brings to mind the so-called “golden twenties”, i.e. the 1920s. Why is that? Haven’t the “twenties” been times of upheaval for several centuries as a result of the new beginning at the start of each century? After all, they clearly show where the journey is going.
This applies to the symbolic transience of life (vanitas motif) in the Baroque period, as well as to the Enlightenment as the beginning of the modern age with its striving for freedom and reason, while the emotional world of Romanticism turned everything around again in the complete opposite direction. With a shudder, but also with great pleasure, we remember the dichotomy of the 1920s, the New Objectivity and the proverbial “dance on the volcano” already giving glimpses of the apocalypse soon to follow. And are we not also at a “turn of the times” today?
So let’s dare to look back and into the future, not only musically, from 27.7. to 6.8.2024. As always, advance ticket sales begin on 2.5.2024.
Until then all the best
The team of the Internationale Fredener Musiktage