Primal noise
 

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Fri 23.9.2016, 8 p.m., 2016-9-23T20:00 Beethovenhalle

Primal noise

WDR Symphonyorchestra
Marek Janowski (Conductor)

Hugues Dufourt:
‘Ur-Geräusch (Rilke 1919)’ for orchestra (first performance, commissioned by the Beethovenfest Bonn, financed by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Music to Salvatore Vigano´s ballet »The Creatures of Prometheus« op. 43, Excerpts

Hugues Dufourt:
‘Ur-Geräusch (Rilke 1919)’ for orchestra (repeat performance)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 (‘Sinfonia eroica’)

Even composers of today should never tire of paying tribute to Beethoven! ‘Ur-Geräusch’ (‘Primal noise’) is the response of the French composer Hugues Dufourt to our request for a work related to Beethoven. Dufourt is a ‘Spectralist’, one of those sonic researchers concerned with the subtlest dissections of sound and timbre, beyond tonality and serialism. And the work he chose as a point of reference was precisely the ‘Eroica’. At its première,
with the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marek Janowski, ‘Ur-Geräusch’ was heard twice, along with, of course, the ‘Sinfonia eroica’, with which Beethoven opened a new chapter in music history.

Additional Information:

"For 8 at 8" Non-bookable reserved seats for students.

7 pm Concert Introduction

Marek Janowski © Felix Bröde

Marek Janowski © Felix Bröde

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (iTunes)

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