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FESTIVAL DIALOGUES

Festival Dialogues 2014

AESTHETICISM AND BARBARIANISM. 1914 – 2014

Anniversary years! Commemorations abound in the arts, in political history, in our daily lives. We are always prisoners of time. Our possibilities of changing the facts of our origins are limited. Arts and artists – their interpretations and creations represent an important tool, oriented towards the future.
How can human dignity be defined, between aestheticism and barbarianism, in times of peace and in crisis situations?

In grateful rememberance of Gerard Mortier (1943-2014).
The Festival Dialogues have now existed for almost twenty years and have helped bring together a veritable Festival community. Within a society busy consuming itself, their importance increased steadily, and in a certain way they are the Festival's conscience.
GERARD MORTIER

Hans Richard Brittnacher (Specialist in German literature, Berlin): The last days of humanity

Bazon Brock (Aesthetician, philosopher, cultural theorist, Berlin / Wuppertal): Aestheticism and Barbarianism

Stefan Schmidl (Musicologist, Vienna): The world interpreted (A musical history of the world war)

Philipp Ther (Cultural scientist and historian, Vienna): National Socialism in Opera

Ulrich Leisinger (Musicologist, Salzburg): Don Giovanni

Antonia Eder (Literary scholar, Geneva): Rosenkavalier

Birgit Recki (Cultural philosopher, Hamburg): Adorno’s Mozart


Concept: Michael Fischer (1945-2014)
Moderation: Siegbert Stronegger
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More detailed information (only available in German) can be found in the accompanying programme under www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/spielplan.

The Dialogues take place at 11:30 am at the Schüttkasten (Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 11a). Sponsors, regular members and subscribers accompanied by one guest are admitted free. Non-members are most welcome to attend. Admission per event: € 10.

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