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2020/09/14

Work of the Week – Toshio Hosokawa: The Flood

On 16 September, Ensemble Intercontemporain directed by Matthias Pintscher presents the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s The Flood at the Philharmonie de Paris. The work, which has been jointly commissioned by the ensemble and the Ojai Music Festival in California, was originally scheduled to premiere at the festival in June.

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2018/08/27

Work of the Week – Peter Eötvös: Reading Malevich

The world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ orchestral work Reading Malevich will take place on 1 September 2018 at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, with Matthias Pintscher conducting the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. The work was commissioned by Roche Commissions, which is a unique cultural program formed by the healthcare company Roche, the Lucerne Festival and the Lucerne Festival Academy. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Peter Eötvös: Reading Malevich”

2017/11/27

Work of the Week – Toshio Hosokawa: Futari Shizuka

Toshio Hosokawa’s music straddles two cultures, with influences from traditional Japanese music and the world of European art music. This is evident in his new chamber opera, Futari Shizuka (The Two Shizukas), which will be premiered on 1 December at the Autumn Festival in Paris by Ensemble Intercontemporain with conductor Matthias Pintscher, soprano Kerstin Avemo and Nô performer Ryoko Aoki.

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