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2018/04/23

Work of the week – Luigi Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero

Although Luigi Dallapiccola’s one-act opera Il prigioniero (The Prisoner) was composed in 1949, the questions it raises about faith, love, hope and freedom are of enduring relevance. On 26 April, a production of the opera opens at Stuttgart Opera under the direction of Andrea Breth, performed by the Staatorchester Stuttgart and conductor Franck Ollu, and with set design by Martin Zehetgruber. The production was co-produced with Theatre La Monnaie / De Munt in Brussels and was premiered there in January this year. Continue reading “Work of the week – Luigi Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero”

2016/12/05

Work of the Week – Krzysztof Penderecki: Quartetto per archi no. 4

On 11 December 2016, Krzysztof Penderecki´s Quartetto per archi no. 4 will receive its world premiere at Wigmore Hall, London by the Belcea Quartet, for whom the work was written. The work was commissioned by Wigmore Hall, London with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Foundation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation; Flagey, Brussels; Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical, Madrid; the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme and with the support of the Belcea Charitable Trust. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Krzysztof Penderecki: Quartetto per archi no. 4”