Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Brad Lubman
Concert on 27 March was cancelled!
The Bavarian government decided that events with more than 1,000 visitors should not take place in Bavaria. The decision will initially apply until April 19, 2020. BR cancelled all concerts during this period.
Friday, 27 March 2020 | Herkulessaal in the residency of Munich | 8 pm
Introductory talk: 6.45 pm
Louis Andriessen [*1939]
for orchestra 
Bernhard Lang [*1957]
for violin and orchestra 
Commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series | World première
John Adams [*1947]
Grand Pianola Music
for two pianos, orchestra and three female voice parts 
Anna Maria Friman
Linn Andrea Fuglseth
Jorunn Lovise Husan
Ilya Gringolts, violin
GrauSchumacher Piano Duo
Andreas Grau and Götz Schumacher, piano
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Brad Lubman, conductor
Please note that this concert is not on sale until further notice.
about the Programme
It sounds like science fiction: granulator and cellular automata generate the music of the future from snippets of music history. The Austrian composer Bernhard Lang works with algorithms in his “hyper-virtuosic clockwork textures”. Now music viva has commissioned him to write a violin concerto that chases Ilya Gringolts through the dust of history, extracted from works ranging from Bach to Ligeti. In this brave new world, a world fractured and crumbling, even mistakes have a raison d’être. It is no accident that the aesthetic of mechanical imperfection has found its way into music history precisely in the Digital Age. As far back as 1981 John Adams proclaimed the “glitch” to be the keystone of his Double Concerto. Minimally shifted piano parts generate the constant backdrop of a digital playback error against which Adams wallows in clichés – not in order to jolt the avant-garde, but “just for the fun of it”. That the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen waited so long before turning to the orchestra has something to do with this jolt. After rebelling against ossified structures in the 1960s, he has finally allowed the ensemble to glow enigmatically in Mysteriën while proceeding as ever on his search for “a better world”.
the concert on the radio
BR-Klassik is broadcasting this concert on the radio at 20:05 on 17 April 2020.