[...] BOULEZ ENSEMBLE XVIII - Pierre Boulez Saal

Artists

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Lahav Shani

Conductor, Piano

Michael Barenboim

Violin

Radek Baborák

French Horn

Program

Leoš Janácek

Concertino für Klavier, zwei Violinen, Viola, Klarinette, Horn und Fagott

Johannes Brahms

Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano E flat Major op. 40

Kareem Roustom

Violin Concerto No.1

World Premiere - commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Young Israeli conductor and pianist Lahav Shani—recently named Zubin Mehta’s successor at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra—made his double debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal last season with a solo recital and conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin. Now he leads the Boulez Ensemble in the season’s second world premiere: a violin concerto by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, with Michael Barenboim as the soloist. Two chamber music works by Janáček and Brahms complete the program.

The world premiere of Kareem Roustom´s work is commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation.

A Conversation with Kareem Roustom

  • 00:00 - The Genesis: A Spontaneous Improvisation in Buenos Aires
  • 02:06 - Composing for Violin and Michael Barenboim
  • 03:32 - The Concerto: An Offering to Mozart
  • 07:52 - Being a Composer: Dialogue Between Musical Worlds
  • 10:03 - World Premiere at the Pierre Boulez Saal