Friday, 24 September
Evangelic church above the sea
Ahlbeck seaside resort
Organ with paintings above the sea
Michael Schönheit (Organ)
Works by FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, CARL REINECKE, ROBERT SCHUMANN, JOHANNES BRAHMS, MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINAS ČIURLIONIS and JUOZAS NAUJALIS
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis and Juozas Naujalis are celebrated as national composers of Lithuania. Naujalis’ song ‘Lietuva brangi’ (My dear Lithuania) is unofficial anthem. Čiurlionis is considered one of the most important composers of the country. He studied with Carl Reinecke in Leipzig and, as a celebrated painter, captured his feeling of music on canvas. You can see that in this concert as well. Projections of his paintings embellish the musical enjoyment in the Evangelical Church in Seebad Ahlbeck. With Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit, a master of his craft combines Lithuanian late Romanticism and the German organ school in one concert.