Musik & Theater

Max Simonischek, Foto: Jeanne Degraa

Max Simonischek, the Vienna Reed Quintet and Christopher Hinterhuber
Christopher Hinterhuber & friends in the MuTh

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“Bach’s name may mean ‘stream’, but he should have been called ‘ocean’”, remarked Ludwig van Beethoven in sheer wonder. In fact, Bach’s music is not only comparable to an ocean in terms of its depth; it is also multi-faceted, unfathomable, and moving. Many of these adjectives could equally be applied to the Herman Melville classic Moby Dick, written in 1851. The drama is mostly played out at sea. The novel’s narrative revolves around the fateful voyage of the whaling ship “Pequod”. Filled with blind hatred, Captain Ahab hunts down Moby Dick, the white sperm whale that ripped off one of his legs.

Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, including extracts from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050





  • Recitation: Max Simonischek
  • Ensemble: Vienna Reed Quintet
  • Oboe: Heri Choi
  • Clarinet: Heinz-Peter Linshalm
  • Saxophone: Alfred Reiter
  • Bass clarinet: Petra Stump-Linshalm
  • Bassoon: Sophie Dartigalongue