BOULEZ ENSEMBLE XX

BEETHOVEN, BARTÓK, BOULEZ

  • Faculty

Artists

Boulez Ensemble
Daniel Barenboim

Conductor, Piano

Radek Baborák

French Horn

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Karim Said

Piano

Michael Wendeberg

Piano

Aline Khouri

Harp

Susanne Kabalan

Harp

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Harp

Lev Loftus

Percussion

Dominic Oelze

Percussion

Pedro Torrejón

Percussion

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major Op. 17

Béla Bartók

Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion Sz 110

Pierre Boulez

sur Incises

Duration: c.: 2h 0m

Since the founding of the Boulez Ensemble, sur Incises—the extraordinary work for three pianos, three harps, and three percussionists written by the group’s spiritual patron between 1996 and 1998—has formed a central part of its repertoire. For the opening of the Pierre Boulez Saal’s fourth season, Daniel Barenboim and the ensemble pair this landmark score of the late 20th century with Béla Bartók’s 1937 Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion—a piece that Pierre Boulez himself considered one of the highpoints in Bartók’s oeuvre and that helped shape his own musical development. Ludwig van Beethoven’s youthful Horn Sonata serves as the curtain raiser for this concert—and for the Beethoven Year at the Pierre Boulez Saal.

Promoter & ticket sales

Pierre Boulez Saal | Französische Straße 33 D, Berlin, Germany

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