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

Artists

Boulez Ensemble
Zubin Mehta

Conductor

Mojca Erdmann

Soprano

Program

Béla Bartók

Contrasts Sz 111 for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

George Crumb

Ancient Voices of Children

Arnold Schoenberg

Chamber Symphony for 15 Solo Instruments Op. 9

Approximate running time: 1h 30m with one intermission

In search of the lost voices of childhood, Zubin Mehta, Mojca Erdmann, and the Boulez Ensemble take on George Crumb’s seminal work Ancient Voices of Children, an experimental setting of poems by Federico García Lorca written in 1970. Schoenberg’s 1906 Chamber Symphony, one of the most influential compositions of musical modernism, completes the program.