The Beethoven frieze by Gustav Klimt
Client: Cultural Association l’Atrio dei Gentili
Technique: 8 slide projectors, 3 side-by-side screens, music, chor
and live actors
Event: Cultural Evening
The show "The beauty will
save the world" is dedicated to the Beethoven frieze by Gustav Kilmt.
The Beethoven frieze, 24 meters long and on three walls, was made by Klimt
in occasion of the XIV show of the Secession in Vienna. The three panels
cover different suggestions with reference to Greek and Egyptian painting,
to African sculpture, to Mycenaean art and to Japan printings. The Frieze
in the interpretation of the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven, ended by the
&rdquoJoy Hymn” directed by Gustav Mahler in occasion of the opening
of the show.
In the Frieze Klimt expresses the timeless contrast between good and evil
and the ambition to ideal redemption through art. After more than one
century these images, accompanied by music that inspired it, make people
reflect on human being and his pursuit of happiness. The show has been
written in occasion of the live execution on some parts of the symphony,
version for four hands pianos.
Texts: Stella Morra. Directed
by: Elisabetta Baro. Music choices: Maria Penna.
4 hands pianos: Clara Dutto and Federico Galvagno.
Chor: components of the Accademia Corale city of Saluzzo ( directed
by G. Piacenza).
Acting voices: Elisabetta Baro and Elena Serra.
Multi-image: Roberto Tibaldi.