“Rufe zu mir”
A new work by Thomas Daniel Schlee in Leipzig and Vienna
Thomas Daniel Schlee’s Rufe zu mir op. 80 for organ and orchestra receives its premiere on 23 February 2013 in the Gewandhaus Leipzig, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with Michael Schönheit as soloist. It receives its first Austrian performance shortly aftewards on 5 March in Vienna. The composition has been commissioned by Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Vienna. Thomas Daniel Schlee describes his concertante music for orchestra and solo organ as a “symphonic scene”. Its title places a sentence after Isaiah at its centre, which Schlee wants to understand “as a magical power”. “Rufe zu mir, dann werde ich dir antworten” [Call to me, and I will answer you] sets both the poetic mood and the musical programme.