Christian Mattick, flute and Mathias Huth, piano: in concert at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona.
In his Heinrich von Ofterdingen, Novalis begins with a dream in which the hero discovers ‘the blue flower’, the symbol that Romantics thirsted after through fantastic musical worlds. The ‘blue flower’ represents the symbol of German romantic thought, for both writers and composers. The sound of the flute embodies nostalgia and the quest for the unattainable, intimacy and the profundity of feelings, and allows us to transfer that philosophy to the present.
For over twenty years these two musicians have been working together as a duo. Alongside conventional concerts and tours, in which the Duo has performed in venues from Hamburg to Lake Constance, from Berlin to Freiburg, they have specialised in thematic concerts in which they combine music and texts.