Notes & Reviews:
This important oratorio by Klaus Huber is both a plea and a defense, the concomitant aspects of the work dealing with physical and spiritual hunger that can not be met by any system, nor by any power, or contained by any set of relations. It asks that we heed others, and create a social working environment of the here and now: "for heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that one man took and with which he sowed a whole filed." The hope for a life free from violence, free from fear, is articulated in actual historical events. Verses from the Bible, transmuted by Ernesto Cardenal into a political manifesto, are combined with voices off into a complex and ambivalent collage that may now be heard anew, examined again, and discussed once more.
Submitted on 06/23/10 by Gavin Dixon
Works DetailsHuber, Klaus : Erniedright Geknechtet Verlassen Verachtet
- Conductor: Matthias Bamert
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio