Basler Gesangverein Knabenkantorei 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) 18.30 p.m.: Concert introduction with Duncan Ward, Christian Schmitt and Hans-Georg Hofmann In keeping with this season's motto 'Origin', Hans Huber's oratorio Weissagung und Erfüllung 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 it was not unusual for four-hand works for piano by the composer to be premiered at the salon musicals held at the Speiser-Sarasin home. 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.
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