In keeping with this season's motto 'Origin', Hans Huber's oratorio Weissagung und Erfüllung (Prophecy and Fulfillment) will be performed, a work whose genesis and performance history is closely linked to the city of Basel. 108 years ago, in December 1913, the Basel premiere of the work took place with the participation of the then Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Basel Singing Society. The dedicatees of the oratorio are Elisabeth and Paul Speiser-Sarasin, who were deeply connected to Hans Huber as friends and patrons. Elisabeth was Huber's piano pupil, and at the salon musicals in the Speiser-Sarasin house, it was not uncommon for four-hand works for piano by the composer to be premiered.
In honor of the Swiss composer, who lived in Basel for forty years, the Hans Huber Hall adjoining the music hall at the Stadtcasino Basel is named. The concert will take place as part of a discovery program, the schedule of which will be announced in advance in the program magazine.
Participants and additional information:
Basel Symphony Orchestra
Basel Choral Society
Boys' Choir Basel
Maya Boog, soprano
Eva Vogel, mezzo-soprano
Mauro Peter, tenor
Michael Nagy, baritone
Christian Schmitt, organ
Duncan Ward, conductor
Hans Huber (1852-1921):
Weissagung und Erfüllung, oratorio (1913)
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