Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21
from 19 p.m. MUSEUM OPENING for concert-goers
20 p.m. ART TALK with conductor Daniel Grossmann and Margot Th. Brandlhuber, Head of Collections at the Museum Villa Stuck
followed by UMTRUNK and talks with the artists of the evening
In transition is a lecture concert series in cooperation with the Museum Villa Stuck about kindred upheavals in music and art at the beginning of the 20th century. Parallels and interferences between music and fine arts become visible and audible through discussions, art viewing and concerts. In the second edition of In transition the focus is on the artistic paradigm shift, which led to ever more abstract forms of representation: bouquets of flowers become ornamental tendrils, melodies become systematic sequences of tones.
The beginnings of this abstraction manifested themselves very early in Munich with the main protagonists Hermann Obrist and August Endell; they predate the developments in music. There, this epochal upheaval in Arnold Schönberg's work can be understood like in hardly any other complete work. Schönberg's early pieces follow a late-Romantic style, from 1908 he composed atonal music and in 1921 he developed the Method of composing with twelve tones that are only related to each other.