Friday, 07. February 2020, 8.00 pm
Introduction 6.45 pm
Concerto for orchestra (2019) [commissioned by musica viva, kindly supported by the friends of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra e.V., world premiere]
SHIRIM for baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra (2019) [commissioned by musica viva and the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, world premiere of the complete cycle]
Matthias Pintscher, Conductor
Georg Nigl, Baritone
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Although there has been no shortage of attempts, love has never been sung more beautifully than in the Song of Songs, the Old Testament book that unites earthly fulfilment with a deep yearning for the divine. Composer Matthias Pintscher, too, finds these songs “the most beautiful love poems ever written”. The Song of Songs has left traces in his music that run all the deeper for being set the original Hebrew. “Everything in Hebrew seems so compressed”, he explains. “Each and every word is so rich in meaning, so full of radiance.” His cycle Shirim thus attempts to develop a sonic universe from this language, a universe that seeks to be much more than an accompaniment. Under his baton, this triptych for baritone, chorus and orchestra will be heard complete for the first time at musica viva. Joining it is a newly commissioned piece by the Slovenian composer Nina Šenk, who completed her studies with Pintscher. Over the last two decades Šenk has produced a host of orchestral works that combine her vivid imagination with a special love for the symphony orchestra.
impressions from the concert and the rehearsals
28.10.2021 / 29.10.2021
Jakub Hrůša & Isabelle Faust
29.10.21 / 29.10.21 / 31.10.21 / 31.10.21
"Laughing Beethoven - Flying Münchhausen"