Besuch bei Martin Fischer-Dieskau

welcher die Geige und das Klavier spielt, im Trio mit Katharina Maechler, Cello, und Thomas Koncz am Flügel zum Trio. Zum ersten Mal erklingen die bis dato ungehörten Noten der Doràti-Oper.
Aufregend und Erhebend mit wunderbaren Menschen und herrlicher Musik!
Später treffen wir uns mit unseren israelischen Freunden und hören noch einmal herausragende Stücke aus der bislang nie gespielten Doràti-Oper.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Mit hochinteressierten israelischen Freunden treffen wir uns in der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, um einem Konzert zu lauschen und beim anschließenden gemeinsamen Neujahrsfest Rosch ha-Schana der israelischen Freunde weitere Ideen für die Realisierung des Projektes zu diskutieren – nicht ohne gemeinsam zu singen, zu lachen und zu feiern!
“Schana tova”!

Besuch bei Doktor Felix Klein, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für jüdisches Leben in Deutschland

In einem ausführlichen und von großem gemeinsamen Engagement für Idee und Grundzüge des Projektes getragenen Gespräch besprechen wir Chancen und Realisierungsmöglichkeiten für das Buber-Doràti-Festival. Wir vereinbaren weitere Gespräche untereinander und auch mit weiteren Partnern.
Wir sind Doktor Felix Klein für seine zugesagte Unterstützung sehr dankbar!

Besuch im Auswärtigen Amt

… bei Doktor Andreas Görgen und Petra Drexler zum Gespräch.
Auch hier stoßen wir – . In der heißesten Besprechung des Jahres (38° C) auf großes Interesse für das Projekt! Wir diskutieren Möglichkeiten und Chancen der Realisierung.

Disclosure of a commemorative plaque

by Fritz Tangermann:

1. International conference:

To my own astonishment I learn that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is being discussed with a lot of political engagement during the »Christian-Jewish summer university« (July 2018) at the Berlin H(umboldt) U(niversity). How would these current questions fit into the context of »Jewish and Christian mysticism – common features and distinctions«?

Does that have to do with Martin Buber’s life work? Can we fertilize the dialogic principle – this essence of Buber’s thinking – for an international conference? Is the catalyst Buber with his unending trust in the Arab-Jewish dialogue an example even today, let alone a model or an appeal for political action?

What relevance can be assigned to the concept of prophety which is associated with the figure of Elijah? Christian, Jewish and Islamic tradition come into play as much as the overall reception of poetry and art. Why does Antal Doráti set Martin Buber’s late mystery play to music? Does music theatre reflect elements of geopolitical reality? A terrific field for the combination of music theatre and scholarship.
Musicology, theology, philosophy and the study of literature will dig into these questions; our leading scholars will be Paul Mendes-Flohr, Bernd Witte, Peter Schäfer, Jens Malte Fischer and Jürgen Maehder. Which additional fellow campaigners will they be inviting? With the new complete Buber edition at Bertelsmann/Random House being first presented within the scope of the conference, many important aspects of Buber’s thinking will be addressed under the watchful eye of a broader public. Modern exposition didactics might work miracles here!

All of that should be incorporated into the structure of the convention. Much stuff to think about!

2. Dominique Bourel

Buber is up-to-date and present in town! A public event organized by the Berlin ›Senatsverwaltung für Kultur and Europe‹ on October 16 really could be labled with such a phrase. The author of a comprehensive biography of Martin Buber addresses an assembly which gathered to undrape a commemorative plaque at Vopeliuspfad in Berlin-Zehlendorf. Incidentally I had met Dominique Bourel at a private encounter two days earlier. Vivid, approachable, full of stories and anecdotes about Buber, Scholem, Rosenzweig … no wonder, because Bourel had to deal with 50.000 letters and evaluate them in the biography.

Visit at Martin Fischer-Dieskau‘s Place

who plays the violin and the piano, to meet with Katharina Maechler (Cello) and Thomas Koncz, Piano, and listen to the first ever heard notes of the Doràti opera Der Künder (The Chosen)!
Stunning!
Very exciting evening with wonderful people and fantastic music!
Later we meet our friends from Israel and again we listen to the mesmerizing sound of a little piece of this never-before-heard-Opera!

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

With highly interested friends from Israel we meet in Hamburg to visit Elbphilharmony not only for a concert but also for a wonderful dinner on Rosch ha-Schana to have good times and to discuss the realization of the project and to party together. “Schana tova”!

Visit at ambassador Dr. Felix Klein’s, Federal government commissioner for Jewish life in Germany, office

In an eleborate talk which is grounded on profound and common engagement for the idea nd for the basic characteristics of the project we discusse chances and possibilities of realization.
We agree on further talks with several partners to ensure the realization of the project. We are very grateful for the announced support.