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.
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
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.