Not a second of idling
Thanks to the Lucerne Festival Academy founded by Pierre Boulez and now led by Wolfgang Rihm, new and the latest music play a central role at the traditional Lucerne Festival. And with the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra there is in the meantime an excellent ensemble whose young musicians focus on 20th and 21st century scores.
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Under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling, the piano is heard at first as a kind of »bodiless voice«. That is how the English Wolfgang Rihm pupil Rebecca Saunders described her piece »to an utterance« for piano and orchestra, which had its first performance in Lucerne in 2021.
After this we hear the orchestral triptych »Core-Turn-Boost« by Swiss composer Dieter Ammann, which blends a wide variety of influences (among them jazz) into a compelling style dense with events and of great colouristic refinement. Or, to use the words that Wolfgang Rihm once found for Ammann’s music: »The music doesn’t idle for one second, it’s full of life and permeated by force lines in the best sense«.
Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)
Nicolas Hodges piano
conductor Sylvain Cambreling
to an utterance für Klavier und Orchester
Talk with Rebecca Saunders, Dieter Ammann and Barbara Lebitsch
Core für Orchester
Turn für Orchester
Boost für Orchester
Estimated end time
Fri, 3 Feb 2023 21:45
Talk »How does the present sound«, Elbphilharmonie, Foyer Großer Saal
Elbphilharmonie for Connoisseurs
Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR
Supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung