Thomas Daniel Schlee's "Rufe zu mir" in Leipzig and Wien
Thomas Daniel Schlee's Rufe zu mir op. 80 for organ and orchestra received its premiere on 23 February 2013 in the Gewandhaus Leipzig, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with Michael Schönheit as soloist.
It received its first Austrian performance shortly aftewards on 5 March in the Musikverein Wien. The composition has been commissioned by the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien. 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.