Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Franck Ollu

Friday, December 3, 2021 | Herkulessaal in the residency of Munich | 8.00 pm


Iannis Xenakis, Francesca Verunelli, Minas Borboudakis © LMN Berlin

Minas Borboudakis [*1974]

sparks, waves and horizons
for orchestra [2021]
Commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series
World premiere

Francesca Verunelli [*1979]

accord, chord and tune
for accordion and orchestra [2021]
Commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series
World premiere

Iannis Xenakis [*1922–2001]

for baritone, percussion and large orchestra [1980]
Commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series in 1979


Krassimir Sterev, accordion
Dirk Rothbrust, percussion
Georg Nigl, baritone

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Franck Ollu, conductor


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About the programme

This danse macabre by Iannis Xenakis calls for extraordinary soloists. Premièred at musica viva in 1980, it requires its performers to submit utterly to extreme situations. Now this visionary work will receive a new interpretation from two exceptional musicians: baritone Georg Nigl and percussionist Dirk Rothbrust. Another highly impressive figure on the contemporary scene is the accordionist Krassimir Sterev, for whom the Italian composer Francesca Verunelli has written a new concerto. Minas Borboudakis, on the other hand, releases the primal forces of the orchestra. This Munich-based composer was born on Crete and is familiar with the power and the movements of the sea. In his new work, commissioned for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, he yields to the waves, toying with contrasts between fluidity and solidity, with transitions between noise and sound. Water, like music, can unleash unimagined forces.

the concert on the Radio

BR-Klassik will broadcast a live recording of the concert on radio. Broadcast date to be announced.

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