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Il canto sospeso

Il canto sospeso

für Sopran-, Alt- und Tenor-Solo, gemischten Chor und Orchester

Textstellen aus Abschiedsbriefen zum Tode verurteilter europäischer Widerstandskämpfer


  • Instrumentation: soprano-, alto- and tenor-solo, mixed choir and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: Italian - German

 
Description
The message in these letters from people condemned to death has been carved deeply into my heart, just as it has been carved into the hearts of all those who understand these letters as testimonies of love, as conscious decisions and responsibility towards life, and as a model of sacrifice and resistance to Nazism, that monstrosity of irrationalism that tried to destroy reason. [...] The legacy of these letters found expression in my composition. Luigi Nono (from Luigi Nono: Texte, Studien seiner Musik)
Details
Auftragswerk : Kompositionsauftrag des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, Köln 1956
Performance duration: 30'0"
Publisher: Ars-Viva-Verlag GmbH
Uraufführung : 24. Oktober 1956 Köln, WDR, Großer Sendesaal (D) Festival “Musik der Zeit” 1956 · Ilse Hollweg, Sopran; Eva Bornemann, Alt; Friedrich Lenz, Tenor · Dirigent: Hermann Scherchen · Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester · Kölner Rundfunkchor
Year of composition: 1955-1956
instrumentation: 4 (4. auch Picc.) · 2 · 2 · Bassklar. · 2 - 6 · 5 · 4 · 0 - P. (3 Spieler) S. (12 Gl. · 5 hg. Beck. · 5 kl. Tr. · Glsp. · Xyl. · Vibr. · Marimba) (4 Spieler) - 2 Hfn. · Cel. - Str.
Performances
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2019-07-24 | Salzburg (Austria), Kollegienkirche
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: hr-Sinfonieorchester
2017-11-26 | Frankfurt (Germany), Hessischer Rundfunk, hr-Sendesaal — 11:00
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2017-09-11 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — Musikfest Berlin - 20:00
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2017-07-08 | Freiburg (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20:00
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
2016-10-28 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
2015-10-14 | Reggio Emilia (Italy), Teatro Municipale Valli — 20:30
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
2015-05-07 | Bologna (Italy), Teatro Manzoni — 20:30
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
2015-05-07 | Bologna (Italy), Teatro Manzoni — 10:30 - Öffentliche Generalprobe
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
2014-06-21 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Westergasfabriek, Gashouder
Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Orchestra: ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
2013-10-24 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Lucas Vis
Orchestra: Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw Philharmonic)
2011-09-24 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Orchestra: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
2011-02-13 | St. Petersburg (Russia)
Conductor: Francesco Maria Colombo
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
2010-04-25 | Milano (Italy), Auditorium di Milano — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Jonathan Shames
Orchestra: University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra
2009-11-22 | Norman, OK (United States of America), Sharp Concert Hall, University of Oklahoma
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern Orchestra
2004-09-05 | Luzern (Switzerland), Konzertsaal — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern Orchestra
2004-05-02 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern Orchestra
2004-04-20 | Frankfurt/Main (Germany), Alte Oper, Großer Saal
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Philharmoniker Hamburg
2004-03-22 | Hamburg (Germany), Musikhalle, Großer Saal
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Philharmoniker Hamburg
2004-03-21 | Hamburg (Germany), Musikhalle, Großer Saal — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2004-02-08 | München (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2004-02-07 | München (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2004-02-06 | München (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Walter Nußbaum
Orchestra: Orchester der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover
2004-02-06 | Hannover (Germany), Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche St. Johannis
Conductor: Walter Nußbaum
Orchestra: Orchester der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover
2004-02-05 | Hannover (Germany), Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche St. Johannis
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester
2004-02-03 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1991-11-02 | London (United Kingdom)
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1977-12-01 | London (United Kingdom)
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1970-10-18 | London (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra: Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
1956-10-24 | Köln (Germany), WDR, Großer Sendesaal | World Premiere
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The message in these letters from people condemned to death has been carved deeply into my heart, just as it has been carved into the hearts of all those who understand these letters as testimonies of love, as conscious decisions and responsibility towards life, and as a model of sacrifice and resistance to Nazism, that monstrosity of irrationalism that tried to destroy reason. [...] The legacy of these letters found expression in my composition. Luigi Nono (from Luigi Nono: Texte, Studien seiner Musik)
Auftragswerk : Kompositionsauftrag des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, Köln 1956
Performance duration: 30'0"
Publisher: Ars-Viva-Verlag GmbH
Uraufführung : 24. Oktober 1956 Köln, WDR, Großer Sendesaal (D) Festival “Musik der Zeit” 1956 · Ilse Hollweg, Sopran; Eva Bornemann, Alt; Friedrich Lenz, Tenor · Dirigent: Hermann Scherchen · Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester · Kölner Rundfunkchor
Year of composition: 1955-1956
instrumentation: 4 (4. auch Picc.) · 2 · 2 · Bassklar. · 2 - 6 · 5 · 4 · 0 - P. (3 Spieler) S. (12 Gl. · 5 hg. Beck. · 5 kl. Tr. · Glsp. · Xyl. · Vibr. · Marimba) (4 Spieler) - 2 Hfn. · Cel. - Str.
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2019-07-24 | Salzburg (Austria), Kollegienkirche
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: hr-Sinfonieorchester
2017-11-26 | Frankfurt (Germany), Hessischer Rundfunk, hr-Sendesaal — 11:00
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2017-09-11 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — Musikfest Berlin - 20:00
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2017-07-08 | Freiburg (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20:00
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
2016-10-28 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
2015-10-14 | Reggio Emilia (Italy), Teatro Municipale Valli — 20:30
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
2015-05-07 | Bologna (Italy), Teatro Manzoni — 20:30
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
2015-05-07 | Bologna (Italy), Teatro Manzoni — 10:30 - Öffentliche Generalprobe
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
2014-06-21 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Westergasfabriek, Gashouder
Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Orchestra: ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
2013-10-24 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Lucas Vis
Orchestra: Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw Philharmonic)
2011-09-24 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Orchestra: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
2011-02-13 | St. Petersburg (Russia)
Conductor: Francesco Maria Colombo
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
2010-04-25 | Milano (Italy), Auditorium di Milano — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Jonathan Shames
Orchestra: University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra
2009-11-22 | Norman, OK (United States of America), Sharp Concert Hall, University of Oklahoma
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern Orchestra
2004-09-05 | Luzern (Switzerland), Konzertsaal — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern Orchestra
2004-05-02 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern Orchestra
2004-04-20 | Frankfurt/Main (Germany), Alte Oper, Großer Saal
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Philharmoniker Hamburg
2004-03-22 | Hamburg (Germany), Musikhalle, Großer Saal
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Philharmoniker Hamburg
2004-03-21 | Hamburg (Germany), Musikhalle, Großer Saal — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2004-02-08 | München (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2004-02-07 | München (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2004-02-06 | München (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Walter Nußbaum
Orchestra: Orchester der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover
2004-02-06 | Hannover (Germany), Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche St. Johannis
Conductor: Walter Nußbaum
Orchestra: Orchester der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover
2004-02-05 | Hannover (Germany), Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche St. Johannis
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester
2004-02-03 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1991-11-02 | London (United Kingdom)
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1977-12-01 | London (United Kingdom)
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1970-10-18 | London (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra: Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
1956-10-24 | Köln (Germany), WDR, Großer Sendesaal | World Premiere
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