Artists

Antonello Manacorda

Conductor

Robin Johannsen

Soprano

Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani

Tenor

Jeeyoung Lim

Bass-Baritone

Paul McNamara

Narrator

Boulez Ensemble

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Program

Claudio Monteverdi

Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Luca Francesconi

Sans for Ensemble

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Quartet in E-flat major K. 493

Arnold Schoenberg

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte for String Quartet, Piano, and Sprechstimme Op. 41

Approximate running time: 1h 30m without intermission

Toward the end of the season, the Boulez Ensemble once more explores a range of repertoire, from the 17th century to the present. Led by Antonello Manacorda for the first time, the musicians take on Monteverdi’s dramatic madrigal Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, a musical plea against tyranny, written in 1942–43 in the composer’s American exile on a text by Lord Byron. The program concludes with two ensemble pieces by Luca Francesconi, whose works were heard in several concerts over the preceding months.

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