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SALZBURG FESTIVAL | CONCERT 2017

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks · Nagano

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Felsenreitschule

Performers: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Howard Arman, Robert Blank, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Kent Nagano
Works by György Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen

The Tallis Scholars · Klangforum Wien · Pomárico

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: Lukas Schiske, Björn Wilker, The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, Katrien Baerts, Klangforum Wien, Emilio Pomàrico
Works by Gérard Grisey, Johannes Ockeghem

Solistes XXI · Safir

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: Solistes XXI, Rachid Safir
Works by Olivier Messiaen, Claudio Monteverdi, Gérard Grisey

Klangforum Wien · Rundel

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: Christoph Walder, Reinhard Zmölnig, Klangforum Wien, Peter Rundel, Peter Böhm, Florian Bogner
Works by Gérard Grisey, Giacinto Scelsi, Tristan Murail

Grubinger · Percussive Planet · œnm · Rundel

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: Martin Grubinger jun., The Percussive Planet Ensemble, œnm . österreichisches ensemble für neue musik, Peter Rundel
Works by Iannis Xenakis, Claude Vivier, Kaija Saariaho, Georg Friedrich Haas, Gérard Grisey

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien · Meister

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Felsenreitschule

Performers: ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Cornelius Meister
Works by Richard Wagner, Claude Vivier, Giacinto Scelsi, Richard Strauss

Vortex Temporum · Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker · Rosas & Ictus

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republic

Performers: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Boštjan Antončič, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Julien Monty, Michael Pomero, Igor Shyshko, Ictus Ensemble, Georges-Elie Octors
Works by Gérard Grisey

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien · Pascal

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Kollegienkirche

Performers: Mario Gheorghiu, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Maxime Pascal
Works by Gérard Grisey

SALZBURG FESTIVAL BLOG

Concerts 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
posted in: Concert

( 7 Dec 2016 ) From the very beginning, concerts have been one of the three pillars of the Salzburg Festival’s programme, and the formal structure of the concert programmes has demonstrated great continuity over recent decades. 

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Louise Bourgeois, THE INSOMNIA DRAWINGS (December 31, 1994), 1994–1995 · Detail from 220 mixed media works on paper of varying dimensions · Daros Collection, Switzerland, © The Easton Foundation/Bildrecht, Wien, 2016

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Tempus ex machina, Le Temps et l’écume, Vortex temporum. The regularity with which the titles of Gérard Grisey’s works allude to the phenomenon of time is both curious and telling. When a number of Olivier Messiaen’s students, chief among them Grisey, founded the composer’s collective L’Itinéraire in 1973, the idea behind the name was that sound itself would determine their path. These young composers chose to scientifically analyse natural sound and make it the basis for a new Musique spectrale of dazzling sensuality, which resembles a kind of modern impressionism. Invariably, time plays a decisive role: for instance, when the composer reproduces, in a kind of extreme slow-motion, an acoustic event that would normally go by in the blink of an eye, transforming and overlaying it until it re-emerges with the quality of super-enhanced sound.
Time with Grisey allows the audience not only to spend a few hours discovering the composer’s music, but perhaps also to experience time differently. Startling soundscapes open up almost organically – for example, the finale of the magnificent large-scale cycle Les Espaces acoustiques, which begins as a viola solo before snowballing into a full-on orchestral piece with a group of solo horns. Prior to this, the programmes on offer pair Grisey’s music with works by friends, contemporaries and kindred spirits. Some of them lived lives that were cut short: in 1983, the Canadian composer Claude Vivier was murdered in Paris at the age of 34, while Grisey himself died in the same city in 1998, at only 52. His poignant final work, the Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil, addresses the crossing of the threshold between life and death. Grisey himself did not live to hear its premiere.

Walter Weidringer
Translated by Sebastian Smallshaw