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


Peter Eötvös und Helmut Lachenmann © LMN Berlin

Gérard Grisey [1946–1998]

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

Please note: The performance of Vortex Temporum, originally scheduled for April 23, 2021, will take place in the concert on November 6, 2020, 9 pm.

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


Solohornists of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kristof Baráti, violin

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Peter Eötvös, conductor

about the Programme

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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