Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Peter Eötvös

Friday, 23 April 2021 | Herkulessaal in the residency of Munich | 7 pm

Please note that the concert begins at 7 pm.

Introductory talk: 5.45 pm
End of the event: 9.30 pm



Gérard Grisey [1946–1998]

Vortex Temporum
for piano and five instruments [1994–96]

Peter Eötvös [*1944]

Violin Concerto No. 3 [2018]
Munich premiere

Helmut Lachenmann [*1935]

My Melodies
Music for eight horns and orchestra [2016–18/ 2020]
Commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series | World premiere of the final version


Soloists of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukas Maria Kuen, piano
Ivanna Ternay, flute
Heinrich Treydte, bass clarinet
Korbinian Altenberger, violin
Klaus-Peter Werani, viola
Uta Zenke, cello

Solohornists of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kristof Baráti, violin

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Peter Eötvös, conductor

about the Programme

There’s no moving forward. True, music is a temporal art form, and its duration can be measured, but it moves in multiple directions. In the case of Gérard Grisey, a snippet from the past sets the music in motion as if under a spell. In this milestone of Spectralist music just a few notes, borrowed from Maurice Ravel, are plunged into the maelstrom of time. In the melodies of Helmut Lachenmann, a pioneer of “noise music”, eight horns project a feeling of endless breath, an intimation of eternity. Three years after its première at musica viva, his My Melodies will receive its second première, equipped with an extensive cadenza and new orchestral inserts. Dedicated to the eight solo horns of the BRSO, the piece will now be heard in its definitive form. In the case of Peter Eötvös it is a single violin that ushers the orchestra into a bygone era and a legendary fortress marked by the encounter between Moorish and Western culture. Eötvös himself will conduct his most recent concerto, Alhambra, sending violinist Kristof Baráti on a transcultural journey through space and time.

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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