Peter Rundel

Friday, 08. March 2019, 7.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm


Beat Furrer
Concert for piano and orchestra (2007)

Beat Furrer
New composition for orchestra (2018/19) (world premiere)

Beat Furrer
Nero su nero for orchestra (2018)

Beat Furrer
Enigma Nos. 1-7 for choir a cappella (2006-2015)

Peter Rundel, Conductor

Rupert Huber, Conductor

Nicolas Hodges, Piano

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Questioning the sonic material over and over again for its creative potential and accepting nothing as given: that is the approach adopted by the composer Beat Furrer, winner of the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2018. Furrer has produced an impressive body of music that holds listeners spellbound with its enormous variety and timbral sophistication. Yet his new sonic creations are anything but superficial effects: they aim directly at the existential core of our experience. In the furious Piano Concerto (2007), for example, the orchestral instruments function like an adjunct voice to the piano, taking up and reflecting its sounds and magnifying them spatially in brilliant colours. In his Enigma cycle the chorus becomes a multi-voice oracle that translates the cryptic prophesies of Leonardo da Vinci’s poetry into a dank Cassandra-like dirge. One thing is certain: his newly commissioned piece, premièred by the Bavarian RSO under Peter Rundel, will likewise redefine the way we listen.

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Daniel Harding & Isabelle Faust

24.01.2019 / 25.01.2019

Mariss Jansons & Diana Damrau

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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