4 Women - 40 Instruments - The Recorder Quartet Flautando Köln

El camino de Santiago

Santiago in the heart - A pilgrimage of a special kind - With texts from: "Ich bin dann mal weg" by Hape Kerkeling, read by Heikko Deutschmann.

Reflection, inner contemplation, the search for order in life - the motives for a pilgrimage are as numerous as they are varied.
Whether to Santiago da Compostela or to another destination, it is always about the process of changing oneself on the way. The inner as well as the outer rucksack may have weighed heavy at the beginning, but it can feel completely different at the redemptive destination. Flautando Köln also depicts this inner journey musically in its new programme, combining music on the pilgrim's road to Santiago with selected fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach. While the medieval Song of St. James begins with the words "wer das Elent bauen will", Thomas de Victoria's hymn "O lux et deus Hispaniae" seems far more confident with its text and radiant tonal language shortly before reaching the goal. Johann Sebastian Bach's mastery is revealed here by the four flutists in one of his royal genres, the fugues. From the profoundly expressive great organ fantasy and fugue in c to the "Art of the Fugue", they take the listener on this journey at all times. Even one of Bach's early works, the Fugue BWV 550, now appears in a new context: light-footed and playful, it heralds the last joyful stage of the journey shortly before its goal. The musicians devote themselves to all these intimate and virtuoso aspects, as always with musical passion and technical perfection, completed by the soprano voice of Ursula Thelen, percussive sounds of the percussionist Torsten Müller and the wonderful voice of Heikko Deutschmann.