Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

with the Rotterdam Philharmonisch Orket on 17 and 18 September

    Studio musikFabrik at Bundeskunsthalle

    The new work of Philipp Maintz for four soloists and ensemble has been composed in close collaboration with the Studio Musikfabrik. He retraces the model, Beethoven’s "Triple Concerto", the ancient soli-tutti confrontation. On the programme on 14 September at Bundeskunsthalle you will also find the performance "Fund.Stücke" ("Objets trouvés") by Gerhard Stäbler and Harrison Birtwistle’s "Ritual Fragment", which reflects on violence, shock and obsession.

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    Ensemble Resonanz at Bundeskunsthalle

    Commissioned by the Beethovenfest Bonn, Ensemble Resonanz and Alte Oper Frankfurt, Helmut Oehring has composed ‘GOYA III. Veía la mano, pero como alelado’ for 18 Strings for the Ensemble Resonanz. To this end, Oehring chose Beethoven’s late String Quartet op. 131 in C sharp minor as his formal and thematic basis. Following this first performance, the Ensemble Resonanz will then go on to play this String Quartet no. 14 by Beethoven in a version for string orchestra (22 Sept.).

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    Historic Concert

    The influence of the Congress of Vienna lasted until into the twentieth century – politically and culturally. To mark the 200th anniversary, the Vienna Academy, conducted by Martin Haselböck with soprano Kirsten Blaise and recitation from August Zirner, performs Beethoven’s political Incidental Music on Goethe's tragedy ‘Egmont’ on 1 October at the Beethovenhalle with Wellington's Victory or the Battle of Vittoria and Symphony No. 8 which also premiered in 1814.

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    A Symposium on Music and the Deaf

    Deafness or hearing impairments do not preclude the experience or even the practice of music. The best-known example is Beethoven. The Mahler Chamber Orchestra has initiated the project ‘Feel the Music’, which is aimed at encouraging hearing-impaired children from all over Europe to explore the world of music with all their senses. In addition to this practical work, the Beethovenfest is setting up a symposium on ‘Music and the Deaf’.

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