Jesus on the cross, Daphnis killing two sheep to proof his love to Chloé, a girl dancing herself to death: this programme features sacrifices in many ways. But how does a sacrifice sound?
Messiaen’s breakthrough composition Les offrandres oubliées makes tangible the tension between the mysteriously celestial and human sin. The sacrifice in Daphnis et Chloé is just a short passing moment as the ultimate proof of love; a romantic feverish love, in which a sacrifice sounds fitting. Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps however is a rollercoaster, in which the sacrifice functions as the grandiose dramatic highlight, even if you have heard it over a hundred times. Young composer Bram Kortekaas’ new musical piece is an homage to the Sacre.
Messiaen les offrandes oubliées | Ravel Daphnis et Chloé suite no. 2 | Kortekaas new work | Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps
Nationaal Jeugdorkest | Antony Hermus conductor