Friday, 12. November 2021, 8.00 pm
New piece for orchestra (commissioned by musica viva, world premiere)
Tour de Trance for orchestra and soprano (commissioned by musica viva, world premiere)
Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor
Anja Petersen, Soprano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Ticket presale begins on August 17, 2021.
PART OF THE MUSICA VIVA CONCERT SERIES
This concert is part of the musica viva concert series – one of the world’s most important forums for contemporary music. This forward-looking concert series presents new orchestral and ensemble works as well as advanced chamber music compositions of experimental character at the highest level.
About the programme
The in-between is a special place, whether on journeys, in trances, or midway between dream and reality. Arnulf Herrmann’s newly commissioned piece for musica viva deals with this state of suspension, a place to which we are led by manic outbursts, snatches of Beethoven and a poem by Monika Rinck. Herrmann is a composer who dissects and reassembles his sonic material, splitting it apart, layering it, reordering it – and discovering new worlds in the spaces in between. He comes from the same generation as Jüri Reinvere, a Finnish composer born in Estonia and living in Germany. What the two men have in common is a love for lyric poetry, which often assumes fugitive, gossamer forms in Reinvere’s sonic universe. This composer-poet-essayist has produced an oeuvre ranging from opera to electronic music and electro-acoustical works while avoiding stylistic pigeonholes. His idiom fluctuates between modernism and romanticism without feeling compelled to resolve all their many differences.