Basel Sinfonietta
Baldur Brönnimann | Dirigent
N.N. | Licht


Michael Jarrell
...Le ciel, tout à l'heure encore si limpide, soudain se trouble horriblement... (2009)
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Georg Friedrich Haas
Joshua Tree (2020)
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Kompositionsauftrag von der Kölner Philharmonie (KölnMusik) und Festival MUSICA Strasbourg
Uraufführung

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Harrison Birtwistle
Deep Time (2016)
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Pause gegen 19:45 | Ende gegen 20:30
Das Raumerlebnis im Konzertsaal wird bei diesem Konzert durch eine besondere Lichtgestaltung eine zusätzliche Facette erhalten.

Das Konzert im Radio: Montag, 18.05.2020, 20:04, WDR3 Konzert


18:00 Uhr, Empore:


Unterstützt von Pro Helvetia

KölnMusik


“Serenest was the weather of the sky, so fiercely sudden is it foully thick.” These lines from Lucretius’ didactic poem De rerum natura expresses the feeling of the unreal one often has at key moments in Michael Jarrell’s works. Lively activity suddenly gives way to low, calm sounds which appear to always have been there. Was that which went before only an illusion? Or are we, on the contrary, only now slipping into a dream?
“Deep time” is a term geologists use to describe the unimaginably slow process of erosion and sedimentation which shaped our earth. It was interrupted by seismic catastrophes, some of which catapulted the most ancient kinds of rock formations next to the youngest. “One time has discharged into the other,” says Harrison Birtwistle, who has sought out musical parallels for such phenomena in his orchestral piece.
Between Jarrell and Birtwistle, Georg Friedrich Haas’ work is appropriately placed. It is being written not in a study, but under an open sky, at the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, and thus it may combine the influences of meteorology, geology, weather and landscape.