Mondaufgang am Meer

14. June, Mondaufgang am Meer, op.108, world premiere

Mondaufgang am Meer 

op. 108, 2024
Duration: 7 min.

Commissioned by the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald on the occasion of the Caspar David Friedrich Jubilee 2024

Instrumentation: 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion (3)
World premiere on Friday 14 June 2024, 6 pm, Wismar, St-Georgen-Kirche

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru: conductor

Composer´s Note

I got to know Casper David Friedrich’s paintings when I was young in Greece: the colours, the directness, the depth and the overall mood of his paintings magnetized me at first glance. This feeling intensified when I later saw his original paintings for the first time in Berlin. I am thrilled and very moved to be able to write a composition inspired by Caspar David Friedrich’s painting “Moonrise by the Sea” for the opening of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival on the 250th anniversary of his birth.


14 June | Opening Concert | Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Wismar 6 pm
Works by Anna Clyne, Sergei Rachmaninow and
Konstantia Gourzi: Mondaufgang am Meer – Festspiele opening composition – world premiere
Commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald as part of the anniversary “250 Years Caspar-David-Friedrich-From Greifswald to the World”.
Conductor: Cristian Măcelaru