[...] TABEA ZIMMERMANN - Pierre Boulez Saal

Artists

Tabea Zimmermann

Viola

Adrien La Marca

Viola

Gerhild Romberger

Alto

Ni Fan

Percussion

Students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie

Violoncello

Program

George Benjamin

Viola, Viola for two Violas

Frank Bridge

Lament for two Violas

Paul Hindemith

Des Todes Tod / Three Songs for female Voice, two Violas, and two Violoncellos Op. 23a

György Ligeti

Sonata for Solo Viola

György Kurtág

In nomine - all'ongherese for Solo Viola

from Jelek, játékok és üzenetek

Luciano Berio

Naturale su melodie siciliane for Viola, Percussion, and Tape

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Tabea Zimmermann presents a fascinating selection of 20th-century music for viola: in addition to Ligeti’s groundbreaking Sonata for Solo Viola and Berio’s Naturale, the program also includes works by George Benjamin and György Ligeti as well as Frank Bridge’s late-Romantic Lament, written in 1912. Zimmermann is joined by her former student Adrien La Marca, alto Gerhild Romberger, and percussionist Ni Fan. For Hindemith’s Des Todes Tod, the ensemble is completed by two students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie.