The birth of the modern world - Europe's golden age

The birth of the modern world - Europe's golden age

  • What museum bibliotheek
  • When Nov 13, 2022 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC100)
  • Where SCHUNCK Glaspaleis
  • Price 20,-
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In The Birth of the Modern World, Jan Ezendam and Ko van Dun take you inside that most exciting period of Western history: the years when the mythical consciousness of centuries gave way step by step to the spirit of modernity.
  • Where SCHUNCK Glaspaleis

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Bach and Rembrandt are the brilliant creative minds at the beginning of this story. They are the first to give expression to an entirely new sense of life.

This performance is the first in the six-part series 'The wings of freedom - Three centuries of modern art and music'. More information on the series will follow.

Rembrandt and Spinoza, Bach and Ingres, Stravinsky and Einstein - these are just some of the many great names in modern cultural history. They represent a world that, with all its achievements, constantly oscillated between euphoria and doubt, between the excitement of the new and the sorrow for what was lost.

Beginning in the 17th century and ending in the 20th, 'De vleugels van de vrijheid', spread over six performances, portrays three centuries of modern times as a grand and exciting, but equally dramatic and sometimes dark story.

Jan Ezendam plays the piano and talks about the work of the great composers. Ko van Dun connects with the story of art and outlines the broader cultural-historical context.

The performance lasts from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with an intermission at 4:00 p.m.