Friday, 01. July 2022, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm


Isang Yun

Unsuk Chin
Šu, Concerto for Sheng and Orchestra - Konzert für Sheng und Orchester


Mark Andre
"...über...", for Clarinet, Orchestra and live electronic - für Klarinette, Orchester und Live-Elektronik

Shiyeon Sung, Conductor

Wu Wei, Sheng

Jörg Widmann, Clarinet

Experimentalstudio des SWR, Ensemble

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Shiyeon Sung (c) Byungsoo Kim


musica viva 2021/2022 © LMN Berlin


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.

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“It can sound like electronic music; it can bring forth ghostly tones or even mighty explosions.” Thus the Berlin-based South Korean composer Unsuk Chin describes the sheng, the Chinese mouth organ. šu, her concerto for sheng and orchestra, was written for the virtuoso Wu Wei, who often takes up contemporary music with his instrument. Like Unsuk Chin, Mark Andre knew from the very beginning who would give the world première of his clarinet concerto … über … : his preferred soloist, Jörg Widmann. Widmann went into seclusion with him for weeks, and partly rediscovered his own familiar instrument. But to open the concert the Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung recalls the early avant-garde of her native land. The world première of Réak, given at Donaueschingen in 1966, marked the European breakthrough of Isang Yun. This powerful orchestral piece draws on the harmonic potential of the East-Asian mouth organ, thereby bringing the concert full circle.

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