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People have always been making music and competing in this art. Who can do it best? And which music sounds the most beautiful? A competition breaks out - artists give a sample of their skills, judges decide on what is presented. Which music is "better" at touching people? Almost 300 years ago, Johann Sebastian Bach composed "Geschwinde, ihr Wirbelnden Winde", a cantata about the nature, value and effect of music, in which two musicians with their singing and their instruments face each other. 

Noten - gemalt.
Noten - gemalt. © visitBerlin, Illustration: Klio Karadim

The god Phoebus (Apollo) with the lyre and the forest spirit Pan with the flute. They are assisted by other legendary figures from the ancient Greek mythological world, each of whom agrees with them and rejects the opposing side. And when the judgments are made, the referees feel the disapproval of the audience. An exciting, entertaining and at the same time instructive contest takes its course ...

For the first time, the Children's Opera House Berlin dedicates itself to a work by Johann Sebastian Bach, who, as is well known, did not write operas, but music that is close to the art form of opera. Together with professional musicians and choreographers from the Staatsballett Berlin, the ensemble of the Kinderopernhaus Unter den Linden is developing its own piece of musical theater.
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