Jamil Attar | Tanz-Mime
Emmanuelle Grach | Tanz-Mime

WDR Sinfonieorchester
Titus Engel | Leitung


Karlheinz Stockhausen
INORI Nr. 38 (1973–74)
Anbetungen für einen oder zwei Solisten und großes Orchester

Ort: Konzertsaal

keine Pause | Ende gegen 21:30

Das Konzert im Radio: Live, WDR 3 Konzert


19:00 Uhr, : Einführung in das Konzert


Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Zu diesem Konzert findet eine Begleitveranstaltung statt:

» 09.05.2020, 14:00 Uhr, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln


Many consider the number 13 bad luck, especially when it comes as a date falling on a Friday. However, 13 is also a holy number. For example, the book Exodus in the Old Testament describes 13 attributes of God. For his composition INORI (1973/74), Karlheinz Stockhausen consciously created a musical texture developed from a 13-note formula: 13 pitches, 13 lengths of notes, 13 tempi, 13 dynamics, 13 sound colours. In INORI (Japanese for prayer, invocation, adoration), these sonorous basic characteristics are interwoven with various gestures of prayer from different cultures. For example, a gesture of closed hands near the heart here corresponds musically to the middle G in pianissimo, held for the longest duration. Everything visible and audible forms a unity, one thing invariably entailing another. Karlheinz Stockhausen considered all his works intellectual and spiritual music leading to the superhuman, to the cosmos, to God. INORI is rarely performed in the version for two soloists and orchestra presented here.