Mysteries of the Macabre / Three Arias from Le Grand Macabre
Arrangement for Solo Trumpet and Piano
Concerto for Piano, String Orchestra, and Timpani
Octet for two Oboes, four Violins, Timpani, and Piano
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C minor Op. 35
Shostakovich, Ustvolskaya, Ligeti––each of these composers poses riddles to their audiences. Alexander Melnikov, Jeroen Berwaerts, and the Ensemble Resonanz constrast Ustvolskaya’s harsh, spiritual sound world with the satirical ambiguity of her teacher Dmitri Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto. Completing the program are three absurd-farcical episodes from György Ligeti’s towering music theater work Le Grand Macabre.