Opus XIII: About Death. Second Part

16. December to 17. April 2016

The “Brahmsfantasy”, first printed in Leipzig 1894, is based on compositions by Johannes Brahms. Max Klinger, himself a keen musician, admired Brahms, 24 years his senior. In “About Death”, Klinger returned to the theme of death he had already visited in his Opus XI. His work on this cycle occupied him for 25 years. Klinger himself wrote: “I am attempting to add a larger, wider form, in which the grand principles and the inner catharsis clash with the petty coincidences and the outward terror to enable a harmonious conclusion.” … read more