Musical Sunday

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Overtures
  • Marcus Imbsweiler & Timo Jouko Herrmann
  • Concert, Literature

The event will only take place in a free audio livestream as a podcast and on YouTube.
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The genre of the concert overture is closely associated with the name of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Two of his best-known contributions are the focus of Musical Sunday: the Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Op. 21, and the “Hebrides,” Op. 26. The imaginary landscapes they sketch – elfin kingdom and Atlantic coast – continue to fascinate to this day. And although Mendelssohn was still a very young man when he composed these works, 17 and 22 years old respectively, they already stand in a line of development that has less to do with talent and luck than with self-criticism, work ethic and the desire to tread new musical paths.

Timo Jouko Herrmann and Marcus Imbsweiler are two enthusiasts who have their very own linguistic approach to music. Imbsweiler has previously published novels and short stories about composers from Haydn to Shostakovich.

Herrmann is guest conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra; his rediscovery of the song of joy “Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia” composed by Salieri, Mozart and Cornetti made him famous worldwide.


Free online event

Admission is free.