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  • 29 August 2006, 20:00


  • 29 August 2006, 20:00


GEORGES APERGHIS Contretemps für Sopran und Ensemble
Uraufführung – Auftragswerk der Salzburger Festspiele

MATTHIAS PINTSCHER verzeichnete spur für Ensemble
Österreichische Erstaufführung – Auftragswerk der Salzburger Festspiele und der Ars Musica Brüssel für das Klangforum Wien

HELMUT LACHENMANN Concertini für kleines Orchester


The farewell is a new beginning: Peter Ruzicka, artistic director of the Salzburg Festival since 2001, ends his term of office on the last day of the festival in summer 2006. To round off the era he has consciously chosen works from the 21st century as a pointer to the future. New and very recent scores by Georges Aperghis, Matthias Pintscher and Helmut Lachenmann will be performed by the Klangforum Wien. Karlheinz Stockhausen will direct the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin in the world premiere of his most recent opus, MIXTUR (2003), for five groups of instruments, four sinus generator players and four sound consoles. The finale on 31 August is entitled Symposion. As Sven Hartberger, who is planning the evening, explains, “The Klangforum Wien is following models from antiquity. When people came together in ancient times, they slowly and gracefully became inebriated. The purpose of the exercise must indeed have been the opening up of channels into one’s own self which remained closed when sober. We listen to intoxicating music of our time under the changing perceptive conditions of a restful intake of alcohol. Cushions, futons and comfortable seating form an installation that is randomly inhabited by the guests during the concert. In long intervals food and drink will be served. During a long night a transformation takes place from the Apollonian to the Dionysian world whereby borders become blurred and disappear”.

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Johannes Kalitzke, Conductor
Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Soprano
Klangforum Wien