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Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 2

Kenotaph

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
description
Originally conceived as a concerto for orchestra, Thomas Larcher’s Symphony No. 2 takes the form of a classical symphony but retains elements of the original idea, reaching from the intimacy of chamber music to the immense diversity of a full orchestra.

‘I want to explore the forms of our musical past under the light of the (musical and human) developments we have been part of during our lifetime. How can we find tonality that speaks in our time? And how can the old forms speak to us? These are questions I often ask myself. This piece is very much about different forms of energy: bundled, scattered, smooth, kinetic or furious.’ (Thomas Larcher)

The subtitle 'Kenotaph' refers to a monument for the dead, an empty tomb for those missing and presumed dead. Larcher composed the work, which was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016, while haunted by the tragedies of the numerous refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.
Details
Auftragswerk : Ein Auftragswerk der Österreichischen Nationalbank anlässlich ihres 200-jährigen Jubiläums
Content text: I Allegro
II Adagio
III Scherzo, Molto Allegro
IV Introduzione, Molto Allegro
Performance duration: 37'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 3. Juni 2016 Wien, Musikverein (A) · Dirigent: Semyon Bychkov · Wiener Philharmoniker
Year of composition: 2015-2016
instrumentation: 3(2.afl., 3.pic).3(1-3.small slide whistles).3(1-3.small slide whistles, 2.Ebcl., 3.bcl)3.(1-3.large slide whistles, 3.cbsn)-4.3(1.pictpt).3.1-timp/perc (min. 5 players) (glsp, vib, xyl, mar, crots, tub bells, 2 cym, Chinese cym, Sizzle cym, 2 t-tam, 2 tri, s.d., tenor drum, b.d., bongo, Indian drum, 3 temple blks, wd blks, whip, cast, 2 sand blks, light paper, 2 metal coils, oil barrel, flexatone, vibraslap, mixing bowl, metal mixing bowl, biscuit tin, 2 thunder sheets-acc.cel.pno(with preparation).hp-str(14.12.10.8.6 [db4-6 are 5 string basses, db1-6.slide whistles (3 small & 3 large)])
Performances
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-30 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-27 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-25 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-24 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Hannu Lintu
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
2019-01-25 | Helsinki (Finland), Helsinki Music Centre — 19:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2017-11-07 | Innsbruck (Austria), Congress — 20:00
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2017-11-06 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2017-11-05 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 11:00
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
2017-09-30 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 14:15 | national Premiere
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
2017-09-26 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
2016-08-28 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
2016-06-05 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein — 11:00
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
2016-06-04 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein — 15:30
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
2016-06-03 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein | World Premiere
Awards

Prix de Composition Musicale of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco

Originally conceived as a concerto for orchestra, Thomas Larcher’s Symphony No. 2 takes the form of a classical symphony but retains elements of the original idea, reaching from the intimacy of chamber music to the immense diversity of a full orchestra.

‘I want to explore the forms of our musical past under the light of the (musical and human) developments we have been part of during our lifetime. How can we find tonality that speaks in our time? And how can the old forms speak to us? These are questions I often ask myself. This piece is very much about different forms of energy: bundled, scattered, smooth, kinetic or furious.’ (Thomas Larcher)

The subtitle 'Kenotaph' refers to a monument for the dead, an empty tomb for those missing and presumed dead. Larcher composed the work, which was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016, while haunted by the tragedies of the numerous refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.
Auftragswerk : Ein Auftragswerk der Österreichischen Nationalbank anlässlich ihres 200-jährigen Jubiläums
Content text: I Allegro
II Adagio
III Scherzo, Molto Allegro
IV Introduzione, Molto Allegro
Performance duration: 37'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 3. Juni 2016 Wien, Musikverein (A) · Dirigent: Semyon Bychkov · Wiener Philharmoniker
Year of composition: 2015-2016
instrumentation: 3(2.afl., 3.pic).3(1-3.small slide whistles).3(1-3.small slide whistles, 2.Ebcl., 3.bcl)3.(1-3.large slide whistles, 3.cbsn)-4.3(1.pictpt).3.1-timp/perc (min. 5 players) (glsp, vib, xyl, mar, crots, tub bells, 2 cym, Chinese cym, Sizzle cym, 2 t-tam, 2 tri, s.d., tenor drum, b.d., bongo, Indian drum, 3 temple blks, wd blks, whip, cast, 2 sand blks, light paper, 2 metal coils, oil barrel, flexatone, vibraslap, mixing bowl, metal mixing bowl, biscuit tin, 2 thunder sheets-acc.cel.pno(with preparation).hp-str(14.12.10.8.6 [db4-6 are 5 string basses, db1-6.slide whistles (3 small & 3 large)])
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-30 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-27 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-25 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2019-04-24 | New York,NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Hannu Lintu
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
2019-01-25 | Helsinki (Finland), Helsinki Music Centre — 19:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2017-11-07 | Innsbruck (Austria), Congress — 20:00
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2017-11-06 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2017-11-05 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 11:00
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
2017-09-30 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 14:15 | national Premiere
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
2017-09-26 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
2016-08-28 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
2016-06-05 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein — 11:00
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
2016-06-04 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein — 15:30
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
2016-06-03 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein | World Premiere

Prix de Composition Musicale of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco