Kulturbüro Elisabeth Berlin
Kultur Raum geben

organ concert with Maximilian Schnaus

Sunday, 17. December 2023

6 pm

Foto: Maximilian Schnaus © Camille Blake

Maximilian Schnaus (Berlin) plays works by Olivier Messiaen

At the age of only 27, Olivier Messiaen created his cycle "La Nativité du Seigneur" in 1935. Many composers of his time reacted with incomprehension to Messiaen's extremely progressive tonal language, which was particularly characterized by the use of modal harmonies, exotic rhythms and bird songs, as well as his preference for religious themes. "La Nativité" was, however, already enthusiastically received by the audience at its premiere in Paris. Maximilian Schnaus traditionally interprets this masterpiece of modern organ music every year at Christmas in the Sophienkirche.

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
La Nativité du Seigneur (1935)

La vierge et l'enfant
Les bergers
Desseins éternels
Le verbe
Les Enfants de Dieu
Les Anges
Jésus accepte la souffrance
Les mages
Dieu parmi nous

Free admission, donations are welcome!

In the future, a video transmission in the nave of the church will make it possible to experience the fascinating skills of the organists very closely at all organ concerts. "Music in the Sophienkirche" is a series of events organized by Ev. Kirchengemeinde am Weinberg in cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Photo: Maximilian Schnaus © Camille Blake