Artists

Students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Contrapunctus VII (Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080)

Béla Bartók

String Quartet No. 3 Sz 85

Johann Sebastian Bach

Contrapunctus XI (Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080)

Giuseppe Verdi

String Quartet in E Minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fuga à 3 soggetti (Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony in C Major K. 551 "Jupiter"

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Moving to other languages and between them opens up a landscape in which intimacy and multiplicities overshadow oppositions, and where the audible does not negate the silent. Adania Shibli’s talk Counterpoints in the Adorable wanders around such landscapes, occasionally stopping to inspect audible encounters, silent acts of reading and writing literature, and their intersections.

Her thoughts are reflected in the varied landscape of musical counterpoint of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries—as encountered in iconic works of Bach, Verdi, and Bartók, as well as Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, with its perfect balance of Classical form and combinatorial counterpoint, all performed by students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie.

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