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Discover the composers

Irini Amargianaki

Johannes Boris Borowski

Pierre Boulez

Artists

Daniel Barenboim

Conductor

Emmanuel Pahud

Flute

Sarah Aristidou

Soprano

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Fabian Schäfer

Oboe

Tibor Reman

Clarinet

Jiyoon Lee

Violin

Volker Matthias Sprenger

Viola

Astrig Siranossian

Violoncello

Alexander Kovalev

Violoncello

Giuseppe Mentuccia

Piano

Tido Frobeen

Percussion

Simon Etzold

Percussion

Dominic Oelze

Percussion

Moisés Santos Bueno

Percussion

Program

Pierre Boulez

Sonatine for Flute and Piano

Johannes Boris Borowski

Sphinxes for Five Players

Irini Amargianaki

Eumenides for Soprano and Ensemble

Invited by Daniel Barenboim and Emmanuel Pahud, ten of today’s most exciting composers have engaged artistically with the unusual juxtaposition of distance and intimacy that we all find ourselves dealing with in this time of uncertainty, common reflection, and unexplored digital possibilities. The result are ten new works that will have their online world premieres on four consecutive nights, beginning July 9, framed by works of Pierre Boulez and hosted live by Daniel Barenboim and Emmanuel Pahud from the Pierre Boulez Saal.

The festival opens with the young Pierre Boulez’s Sonatine for Flute and Piano, performed by Emmanuel Pahud and Denis Kozuhkhin. This groundbreaking work is followed by Johannes Boris Borowski’s Sphinxes for chamber ensemble and Irini Amargianaki’s Eumenides on verses by Aeschylus, with soprano Sarah Aristidou taking on the solo part.

The programs will remain available for free on-demand viewing and listening for 30 days. All musicians and composers involved have generously donated their time and work—as a call to common solidarity.

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