Paul Celan: Sounds and Visions
Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op.11, Anton Webern
Piano Sonata, Op.1, Alban Berg
‘Todesfuge’ from Pulse Shadows, Harrison Birtwistle
Psalm, Martin Suckling
Edmund de Waal, Professor Karen Leeder John Reid, piano, Principal players of Aurora Orchestra
Aurora and Poet in the City present a unique evening of poetry, music and art in celebration of the life and work of Paul Celan. Widely recognised as one of the most important European poets after 1945, de Waal reveals Celan’s influence on his own work, alongside performances of music by members of Aurora Orchestra, illuminating the artistic background to and wider impact on Celan’s writing.With readings and vivid contextualisation from leading academic Karen Leeder, this event promises an inter-disciplinary introduction of one of the world’s great poetic voices.