Des Grabes Nacht
In spite of everything, I write.
Far from my usual preoccupations, I wanted to take up one of my “school” fugues in homage to Bach, for whom Mozart had absolute gratitude. Mozart, the man of the stage, but also the architect, the man of progress. For me, this exercise is a burst of light. Is today’s art an admission of failure? I don’t think so, but it’s good to remember cathedrals.
Goethe’s text was written for the death of Mozart, who died at 12:55 a.m. on December 5, 1791… “misery, with its procession of privations, anguish and overwork, had finished its work” (Brigitte Massin).
This is followed by the fugue-like Miserere, a reminder of Mozart’s Miserere in A minor, left unfinished at the time of his meeting with his teacher Padre Martini. This score obsessed him for the rest of his life.
With intense pleasure, this work is dedicated to the ÔM ensemble, which I support with all my might.
|Dimensions||24 × 32 × 0,3 cm|