A symphony for only three performers is an unusual challenge for a composer to set himself. This is, however, exactly what Olli Mustonen has done in his recent work for tenor, cello and piano, Taivanvaalot, which receives its world premiere on 26 September at the Musiekgebouw, Amsterdam performed by Ian Bostridge (tenor), Steven Isserlis (cello) and Olli Mustonen (piano).
With its images of spring and renewal, Aribert Reimann’s new song cycle for voice and string quartet will keep the cold at bay this winter. Die schönen Augen der Frühlingsnacht was written for soprano Moja Erdmann and the Kuss Quartett who will give the world premiere on 14 December at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Continue reading “Work of the Week: Aribert Reimann – Die schönen Augen der Frühlingsnacht”
In 2013 the Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts set in motion a renaissance of Harry Partch’s music when Ensemble Musikfabrik presented his theatrical work Delusion of the Fury. The ensemble have subsequently performed the work in Oslo, Geneva, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, New York and Paris, and now they will take the work to Taichung, Taiwan where it will receive its Asian premiere on 7 October 2016, followed by a second performance on 8 October. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury”