Many people are committed to making the Buber Doráti Festival a unique event for all.
The world artist, stage designer and director Achim Freyer is going to implement a very specific realization of Buber’s mystery play. He loves Doráti’s music, which is why the singing actors and the orchestra will play preeminent parts in Freyer’s conception.
The conductor Martin Fischer-Dieskau was a longstanding friend of Antal Doráti’s. This is why the realization of this project lies particularly close to his heart.
Nach dem Studium in Tübingen und Berlin Unterricht an Gymnasien in Berlin in den Fächern Deutsch, Englisch, Philosophie und Darstellendem Spiel. Seit 2001 in der Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung tätig als Schulrat für das Fach Deutsch, die künstlerischen Fächer und Sport. Zwischen 1997 und 2007 zweiter und erster Vorsitzender des Fachverbands der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer im Deutschen Germanistenverband.
The religious virtuoso trembling in front of his own soulfulness reacts to the plethora of the testimonies for »transcendence quite generally« like a musician to his keyboard – or rather makes himself a resonating body of the still remotest inside. I wish Buberʼs Elijah/Der Künder in the great Antal Dorátiʼs scoring that this work might lend wings to the adherents of Buberʼs orthodoxies in the same way as to their opponents in order to make a virtue as New Determination out of the necessity of the modern polyvalence.
Antal Doráti was a superb musician. There are very few conductors, who have given me so much, who have taught me so much.
He was a man of culture, equally at home in the worlds of literature, philosophy and the visual arts. As a composer, Doráti is less well-known, although his works for oboe (written for Heinz Holliger) are now an integral part of the repertoire.
His symphonies, concertos, songs and piano pieces are excellent compositions that deserve frequent performances and recognition.
His opera Der Künder – based on a text by Martin Buber – is still to be seen and heard. Let’s hope that the musical world will soon discover and appreciate his important message.
This is a magnificent endeavour: Buber/Doráti/Fischer-Dieskau jr and a renowned team of internationally effective scholars. He is a fool who would not participate.
I am not acquainted with Buber’s Elijah. I’m very curious because Elijah is not just any prophet. His great opponents, King Achab and Queen Ysebel do „pack a punch“ as well. (Do you know Irène Némirovski’s eponymous novelette? Marvelous like almost everything by her.) Oh well, and Buber … Olympus.