Nachmittag eines Fauns‹

at the Alte Oper Frankfurt

The festival ›Nachmittag eines Fauns‹ (Afternoon of a Faun) at the Alte Oper Frankfurt traces the reception of Claude Debussy’s ›Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune‹ all the way to our times. Between 1991 and 1997, Hans Zender, for example, arranged Debussy’s ›Five Préludes‹ originally written for piano, for ensemble, creating sound impressions that are very similar to the ›Afternoon of a Faun‹. Furthermore, on September 29 (8 pm) under the baton of Jonathan Stockhammer, Ensemble Modern performs further pieces which focus on the space-filling sound of the moment: Emmanuel Nunes’ ›Omens II‹, Maurice Ohana’s ›Signes‹ and Claude Vivier’s ›Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire‹. The soloist is soprano Anna Palimina. At 7 pm the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics presents a lecture at the Albert Mangelsdorff Foyer.