Kaspar Hauser – Aenigma eternum
A Symphonic Poem for Orchestra and Mixed Choir
by Walter Kiesbauer
| Carl-Orff-Saal/Carl Orff Hall
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Symphonisches Projektorchester Ingolstadt
Campus-Choir Garching of the Technical University Munich (director: Franz M. Wagner)
Projektchor Ingolstadt (director: Walter Kiesbauer)
Members of the orchestra and the choir of the Weihenstephaner Musikwerkstatt (director: Felix Mayer)
Musical direction: Walter Kiesbauer
The symphonic poem »Kaspar Hauser – Aenigma eternum« takes Kaspar Hauser the person and his position in the Europe of his time as its starting point. Above all the assumption that he was destined to higher things as a king’s son was, and continues to be, the cause of much speculation. The composition takes up this topic as well as Hauser’s states of mind as its atmospheric foundation. It consciously avoids a common narrative theme, for instance in the form of a biographically motivated retelling of his life. In place of a work in a single movement, it represents a collection of eleven associative sound images, formally framed by a prologue and an epilogue. These sound images tell of the constant threat by a hostile outside world and inner longings, and ultimately of the a vulnerable individual who was never understood.
(Walter Kiesbauer, Ingolstadt)