An evening in the musical Pantheon of Heinz Holliger, leading a group of young musicians from the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. The conductor and composer gives free rein to his taste for polyphonic works such as that of Carter or prototypes like Ligeti’s Kammerkonzert, a work that has become a classic of the 20th century.
The finale of ManiFeste-2013 belongs to the new a cappella quartet, in an act of recognition by Holliger who has set 10 mystical epigrams by Angelus Silesius (1624-1677) to music. The constant invention of breath and writing for voice is like a mirror for Silesius’s thoughts.
- Vittorio Montalti Tentative d’épuisement, Cursus 2 premiere
- Elliott Carter Mosaic
- Heinz Holliger nicht Ichts nicht Nichts*, Puneigä, French premieres
- György Ligeti Kammerkonzert
Anu Komsi soprano
Luigi Gaggero cymbalum
Ensemble du Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Conductors Heinz Holliger, James Weeks
IRCAM Computer Music Design Vittorio Montalti
IRCAM Pedagogical Advisor Mikhail Malt
An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou production in partnership with the Lucerne Festival Academy. With the support of the Sacem (scholarships for young Cursus 2 composers) and Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture.