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Kai

Kai

for solo cello and ensemble


  • Instrumentation: cello and ensemble
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Written in memory of Kai Scheffler, principal cellist and a founder member of the Ensemble Modern in Germany, who died tragically young in 1989, Kai is one of Turnage’s key works. Its tangy instrumental textures and rawedged rhythms remain potent, and the work’s angry, elegiac quality offers the soloist great emotional and technical range.
Details
Auftragswerk : Written for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as 'Composer in Association with the CBSO', with funds provided by the Radcliffe Trust
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 18. Dezember 1990 Birmingham, Adrian Boult Hall (UK) · Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Ulrich Heinen, cello · Dirigent: Simon Rattle
Year of composition: 1989-1990
instrumentation: fl(afl).bcl(cl).ssax(asax).asax(ssax).bsn(cbsn)-2Ctpt.tbn-perc(sizz cym, h.h, 3gong, whip, kit[s.d, pedal b.d, b.d])-bgtr.hp(cow bell).pno(cel)-2vn(cow bell).va(cow bell).vc.db
Performances
Kai
Conductor: Edward Liebrecht
Orchestra: RAM Musicians
2020-02-14 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Academy of Music
Kai
Conductor: Timothy Lines
Orchestra: RCM New Perspectives Ensemble
2020-01-29 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19:30
Kai
Conductor: Patrick Bailey
2017-02-02 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall — 20:00
Kai
Conductor: Toby Purser
Orchestra: Orion Orchestra
2015-10-08 | London (United Kingdom), Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street
Kai
Conductor: Donald Crockett
Orchestra: University of Southern California
2015-10-07 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Hancock Auditorium
Kai
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: West Australian Symphony Orchestra
2012-08-15 | Perth (Australia), Astor Theatre — 20.00 h
Kai
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2011-06-09 | Gateshead (United Kingdom), The Sage
Kai
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
2011-02-02 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Symphony Hall — 19.30 h
Kai
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
2010-11-14 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), CBSO Centre
Kai
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel
2008-05-18 | Basel (Switzerland), Stadtcasino — 19.00 h
Kai
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra: Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
2007-10-31 | St. Pölten (Austria), Festspielhaus, Großer Saal — 19.30 Uhr
Kai
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
2007-03-30 | Eccles (United Kingdom), Eccles College — Discovering Music
Kai
Orchestra: RNCM New Ensemble
2006-11-08 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Royal Northern College of Music, Haden Freeman Concert Hall — 19.30 h
Kai
Conductor: Cliff Colnot
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2006-10-23 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Harris Theater for Music and Dance — 20.00 h
Kai
Conductor: Andrea Pestalozza
Orchestra: Ensemble UnitedBerlin
2006-04-26 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Kleiner Saal — 20.00 Uhr
Kai
Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Orchestra: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
2005-05-16 | Vancouver, BC (Canada), Roundhouse Community Centre
Kai
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
2005-05-09 | Ferrara (Italy), Teatro Comunale
Kai
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2005-03-18 | Carlisle (United Kingdom), Sands Centre
Kai
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2005-03-17 | Gateshead (United Kingdom), The Sage
Kai
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Orchestra: ViVA
2004-04-22 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Nottingham University, Djanogly Recital Hall
Kai
Conductor: Brad Lubman
2003-11-19 | Rocester, NY (United States of America), Eastman School of Music
Kai
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2003-05-08 | Newcastle (United Kingdom), City Hall
Kai
Conductor: Olari Elts
Orchestra: Avanti!
2003-01-19 | Helsinki (Finland), Temppeliavkio Church
Kai
2003-01-17 | London (United Kingdom), Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Kai
Conductor: Olari Elts
2002-11-11 | Tallinn (Estonia), Concert Hall
Kai
Conductor: Rossen Milanov
Orchestra: Astral Chamber Orchestra
2001-12-02 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Trinity Center
Kai
Orchestra: Ensemble der Musikhochschule Wuppertal
2001-11-27 | Wuppertal (Germany), Musikhochschule
Kai
Conductor: Olari Elts
Orchestra: Dresdner Sinfoniker
2001-06-01 | Dresden (Germany), Alte Schlachthof
Kai
Conductor: Joel Sachs
2001-04-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
2000-06-02 | Ojai, CA (United States of America), Libbey Bowl | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Peter Stark
Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
1999-07-10 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Pittville Pump Room
Kai
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchester der Musikhochschule Köln
1999-01-21 | Köln (Germany), Musikhochschule
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1998-08-16 | Salzburg (United Kingdom), Mozarteum
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1998-08-10 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 22.00 h
Kai
Orchestra: Avanti!
1998-06-27 | Porvoo (Finland), Porvoo Cathedral | national Premiere
Kai
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1998-04-18 | London (United Kingdom), Purcell Room
Kai
1998-01-25 | Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Kai
Conductor: Marc Dooley
1997-12-05 | York (United Kingdom), Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1997-05-28 | Köln (Germany), WDR-Sendesaal
Kai
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1996-11-30 | Huddersfield (United Kingdom), St Paul\'s Hall — 14:30
Kai
Conductor: Mark Summerbell
Orchestra: Seymour Group
1995-07-02 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Paddington Town Hall | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Mark Gooding
Orchestra: Ealing Youth Orchestra
1995-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Barnabus Church, Ealing
Kai
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Birmingham Concemporary Music Group
1994-11-16 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
Kai
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
1994-05-21 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall
Kai
Conductor: Gary Kulesha
Orchestra: Encounters Chamber Orchestra
1994-05-11 | Toronto (Canada), CBC | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1994-04-17 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Adrian Boult Hall
Kai
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1991-10-14 | Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Kai
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern
1991-03-18 | (Germany) | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
1990-12-18 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Adrian Boult Hall | World Premiere
Sound Clips
Turnage · Kai for solo cello and ensemble · sound clip
Audio Stream
Written in memory of Kai Scheffler, principal cellist and a founder member of the Ensemble Modern in Germany, who died tragically young in 1989, Kai is one of Turnage’s key works. Its tangy instrumental textures and rawedged rhythms remain potent, and the work’s angry, elegiac quality offers the soloist great emotional and technical range.
Auftragswerk : Written for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as 'Composer in Association with the CBSO', with funds provided by the Radcliffe Trust
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 18. Dezember 1990 Birmingham, Adrian Boult Hall (UK) · Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Ulrich Heinen, cello · Dirigent: Simon Rattle
Year of composition: 1989-1990
instrumentation: fl(afl).bcl(cl).ssax(asax).asax(ssax).bsn(cbsn)-2Ctpt.tbn-perc(sizz cym, h.h, 3gong, whip, kit[s.d, pedal b.d, b.d])-bgtr.hp(cow bell).pno(cel)-2vn(cow bell).va(cow bell).vc.db
Kai
Conductor: Edward Liebrecht
Orchestra: RAM Musicians
2020-02-14 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Academy of Music
Kai
Conductor: Timothy Lines
Orchestra: RCM New Perspectives Ensemble
2020-01-29 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19:30
Kai
Conductor: Patrick Bailey
2017-02-02 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall — 20:00
Kai
Conductor: Toby Purser
Orchestra: Orion Orchestra
2015-10-08 | London (United Kingdom), Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street
Kai
Conductor: Donald Crockett
Orchestra: University of Southern California
2015-10-07 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Hancock Auditorium
Kai
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: West Australian Symphony Orchestra
2012-08-15 | Perth (Australia), Astor Theatre — 20.00 h
Kai
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2011-06-09 | Gateshead (United Kingdom), The Sage
Kai
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
2011-02-02 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Symphony Hall — 19.30 h
Kai
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
2010-11-14 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), CBSO Centre
Kai
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel
2008-05-18 | Basel (Switzerland), Stadtcasino — 19.00 h
Kai
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra: Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
2007-10-31 | St. Pölten (Austria), Festspielhaus, Großer Saal — 19.30 Uhr
Kai
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
2007-03-30 | Eccles (United Kingdom), Eccles College — Discovering Music
Kai
Orchestra: RNCM New Ensemble
2006-11-08 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Royal Northern College of Music, Haden Freeman Concert Hall — 19.30 h
Kai
Conductor: Cliff Colnot
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2006-10-23 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Harris Theater for Music and Dance — 20.00 h
Kai
Conductor: Andrea Pestalozza
Orchestra: Ensemble UnitedBerlin
2006-04-26 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Kleiner Saal — 20.00 Uhr
Kai
Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Orchestra: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
2005-05-16 | Vancouver, BC (Canada), Roundhouse Community Centre
Kai
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
2005-05-09 | Ferrara (Italy), Teatro Comunale
Kai
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2005-03-18 | Carlisle (United Kingdom), Sands Centre
Kai
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2005-03-17 | Gateshead (United Kingdom), The Sage
Kai
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Orchestra: ViVA
2004-04-22 | Nottingham (United Kingdom), Nottingham University, Djanogly Recital Hall
Kai
Conductor: Brad Lubman
2003-11-19 | Rocester, NY (United States of America), Eastman School of Music
Kai
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2003-05-08 | Newcastle (United Kingdom), City Hall
Kai
Conductor: Olari Elts
Orchestra: Avanti!
2003-01-19 | Helsinki (Finland), Temppeliavkio Church
Kai
2003-01-17 | London (United Kingdom), Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Kai
Conductor: Olari Elts
2002-11-11 | Tallinn (Estonia), Concert Hall
Kai
Conductor: Rossen Milanov
Orchestra: Astral Chamber Orchestra
2001-12-02 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Trinity Center
Kai
Orchestra: Ensemble der Musikhochschule Wuppertal
2001-11-27 | Wuppertal (Germany), Musikhochschule
Kai
Conductor: Olari Elts
Orchestra: Dresdner Sinfoniker
2001-06-01 | Dresden (Germany), Alte Schlachthof
Kai
Conductor: Joel Sachs
2001-04-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
2000-06-02 | Ojai, CA (United States of America), Libbey Bowl | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Peter Stark
Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
1999-07-10 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Pittville Pump Room
Kai
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchester der Musikhochschule Köln
1999-01-21 | Köln (Germany), Musikhochschule
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1998-08-16 | Salzburg (United Kingdom), Mozarteum
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1998-08-10 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 22.00 h
Kai
Orchestra: Avanti!
1998-06-27 | Porvoo (Finland), Porvoo Cathedral | national Premiere
Kai
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1998-04-18 | London (United Kingdom), Purcell Room
Kai
1998-01-25 | Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Kai
Conductor: Marc Dooley
1997-12-05 | York (United Kingdom), Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1997-05-28 | Köln (Germany), WDR-Sendesaal
Kai
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1996-11-30 | Huddersfield (United Kingdom), St Paul\'s Hall — 14:30
Kai
Conductor: Mark Summerbell
Orchestra: Seymour Group
1995-07-02 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Paddington Town Hall | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Mark Gooding
Orchestra: Ealing Youth Orchestra
1995-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Barnabus Church, Ealing
Kai
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Birmingham Concemporary Music Group
1994-11-16 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
Kai
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
1994-05-21 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall
Kai
Conductor: Gary Kulesha
Orchestra: Encounters Chamber Orchestra
1994-05-11 | Toronto (Canada), CBC | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1994-04-17 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Adrian Boult Hall
Kai
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
1991-10-14 | Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Kai
Orchestra: Ensemble Modern
1991-03-18 | (Germany) | national Premiere
Kai
Conductor: Simon Rattle
1990-12-18 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Adrian Boult Hall | World Premiere
Turnage · Kai for solo cello and ensemble · sound clip
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