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Muziektheater Transparant

Jakob Lenz

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Jakob Lenz
Jakob Lenz
Kaaitheater
Wed 15.03 - Sun 19.03.06

The musical expression of an obsession is perhaps the best way to sum up Jakob Lenz, an opera by the German composer Wolfgang Rihm. It is based on the short story by Georg Büchner about the schizophrenic poet, Jakob Lenz. Rihm’s passionate music is played by the Beethoven Academy and sung by members of the Teatro Colon chorus from Buenos Aires. The soloists are Hagen Matzeit, Lorenzo Caróla and Marek Gasztecki. Caroline Petrick is the director of this Muziektheater Transparant production.

Minguet Quartett

works by Matthias Pintscher, Salvatore Sciarrino, Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann

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works by Matthias Pintscher, Salvatore Sciarrino, Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann
works by Matthias Pintscher, Salvatore Sciarrino, Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann
Kaaitheater
Sun 12.03.06

The Minguet string quartet will be playing Lachenmann’s Gran Torso and work by three composers who have drawn their own conclusions from Lachenmann’s conception of music: Rihm, Pintscher and Sciarrino.

Garth Knox & Vincent Royer

works by Gérard Grisey, Horatiu Radulescu, Salvatore Sciarrino, Michaël Levinas

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works by Gérard Grisey, Horatiu Radulescu, Salvatore Sciarrino, Michaël Levinas
works by Gérard Grisey, Horatiu Radulescu, Salvatore Sciarrino, Michaël Levinas
Kaaitheater
Sun 12.03.06

A selection of recent work for viola, solo and duet.

Ensemble Contrechamps

works by Heinz Holliger, Michaël Jarrell

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works by Heinz Holliger, Michaël Jarrell
works by Heinz Holliger, Michaël Jarrell
Kaaitheater
Sat 11.03.06

The Swiss Ensemble Contrechamps performs work by two composers from their country with whom they have close ties: Heinz Holliger and Michael Jarrell.

Marino Formenti

works by Matthias Pintscher, Salvatore Sciarrino, Helmut Lachenmann

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works by Matthias Pintscher, Salvatore Sciarrino, Helmut Lachenmann
works by Matthias Pintscher, Salvatore Sciarrino, Helmut Lachenmann
Kaaitheater
Sat 11.03.06

The work by Lachenmann you will hear is Serynade, one of the great piano pieces of the end of the last century and a challenge to both performer and listener, a rich work that leaves a lasting impression. There is also work by Matthias Pintscher and Salvatore Sciarrino. The pianist Marino Formenti was praised by the Los Angeles Times as ‘a Glenn Gould for the 21st century’.

Ictus

works by Peter Eötvös, Bruno Mantovani, Franck Bedrossian

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works by Peter Eötvös, Bruno Mantovani, Franck Bedrossian
works by Peter Eötvös, Bruno Mantovani, Franck Bedrossian
Kaaitheater
Fri 10.03.06

The Hungarian conductor Peter Eötvös is also among the world’s top composers. In 2000 his Chekhov opera Three Sisters appeared at La Monnaie and this season Bozar has devoted a series of concerts to his music. Here his work comes face to face with that of two composers of the youngest generation: Bruno Mantovani and Franck Bedrossian.

Klangforum Wien

works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Lachenmann

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works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Lachenmann
works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Lachenmann
Kaaitheater
Thu 09.03.06

The opening concert of the Ars Musica Festival. Klangforum Wien is introducing the young composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher, together with two eminent and related composers: Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino.

Sequentia

Edda

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Edda
Edda
Kaaitheater
Fri 03.03.06

Sequentia was founded by Benjamin Bagby and the late Barbara Thornton in 1977 and presents a repertoire extending from the tenth to the fourteenth century. The ensemble has its headquarters in Cologne and scored a ‘world hit’ with its recording of the Canticles of Ecstasy by the mystic Hildegard von Bingen.

BL!NDMAN & Goeyvaerts Consort

John Cage - 44 Harmonies

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John Cage - 44 Harmonies
John Cage - 44 Harmonies
Kaaitheater
Tue 22.11.05

In this concert BL!NDMAN?s four saxophones enter into a mystical marriage with the sixteen voices of the Goeyvaerts Consort. Five quartets (of vocals and saxophones) stand at various points along a circuit in the Kaaitheater building. You mix your own concert as you walk around. The programme revolves around John Cage?s 44 Harmonies. You will also hear 16th- and 17th-century music that acts as a sounding board for Cage?s sacred harmonies.

Dialogos

La vision de Tondal

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La vision de Tondal
La vision de Tondal
Kaaitheater
Wed 16.11.05

In Tundale?s Vision, a sort of forerunner of Dante?s Divine Comedy, the soul of the knight Tundale roams heaven and hell. This twelfth-century Latin text by an Irish monk has been translated into many European languages and contains numerous references to liturgical chants. This allowed the musicologist Katarina Livljanic to make a musical reconstruction, for which she drew upon Latin and Slavonic sources. She and her Dialogos ensemble are among the international top rank when it comes to performing late-mediaeval religious music.

BL!NDMAN

Bach - Polyphonic Variations

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Bach - Polyphonic Variations
Bach - Polyphonic Variations
Kaaitheater
Sat 29.10.05

BL!NDMAN links early and new music in concerts dedicated to Bach and Cage. In its much-praised Bach programme created in 2000, BL!NDMAN presents a special performance of Bach’s four Choral Partitas and links them to contemporary compositions by Louis Andriessen, John Cage, Steve Reich and Eric Sleichim.

Mala Punica

Codex Faenza

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Codex Faenza
Codex Faenza
Kaaitheater
Sat 08.10.05

More and more musicians-researchers are exploring very early music. This cycle presents a sample of their discoveries. Dialogos and Sequentia offer musical reconstructions of literary works such as the Edda and The Vision of Tondal. The Capilla Flamenca takes us to a later period, that of the Ars Nova. The ensemble Mala Punica creates instrumental and vocal variations on French and Italian music of the fourteenth century.

Het Toneelhuis

Heliogabal

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Heliogabal
Heliogabal
Kaaitheater
Fri 16.09 - Sat 17.09.05

Two years ago Peter Vermeersch (of Flat Earth Society) wrote the music for the opera  Heliogabal, after a libretto by the Berlin writer Thomas Jonigk. The performance has now been revived in a concert version. The director is Josse De Pauw. Heliogabal is about the Roman child emperor who – Michael Jackson avant la lettre – rapidly evolved from being the darling of the public to public enemy number one.

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