Travel brought them home: composers on the search for identity

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10/5/2017 Reading time: 1 minute(s)

An excerpt from the essay “It’s the mix that makes it: music and identity” by Michael Haefliger

If you want to explore your own identity, you must first get to know the identity of others. This is not just a realization arising from today’s globalized world. From Mozart to Mahler, famous composers have found their identity because they discovered a new perspective of themselves reflected in the mirror held up to them by strange surroundings.

Michael Haefliger

Michael Haefliger has been filling the concert halls at the Lucerne Festival for 18 years. © Photo: Marco Borggreve