Imagine Home

This program is about physical immigration and immigration of the creative imagination. Seen from another perspective, it is a program around the idea of home and homecoming.
Erwin Schulhoff emigrated figuratively to the musical world of Jazz. Gershwin’s creative journey, as the title of his work shows, took the opposite direction.
In the case of Paul Hindemith and Ursula Mamlok, however, their uprooting was not a voluntary act of creative expansion. They had to seek refuge to the United States because their lives were in danger under the Nazi regime.
Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel adds a different dimension to the eternal quest for homecoming.This work radiates the feeling that home is not merely a geographical concept, but an innermost state that cannot be taken away.

Program

Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942): Hot Sonate (1930)
for alto saxophone and piano

Ursula Mamlok (1932-2016): Rückblick (2002)
for alto saxophone and piano

Arvo Pärt (*1935): Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)
for alto saxophone and piano (10‘)

Intermission

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Sonate (1943)
for alto saxophone and piano

George Gershwin (1898-1937): An American in Paris (1928)
for soprano, alto and tenor saxophone and piano