LUCIANO BERIO: Call
GYÖRGY LIGETI: Lux Aeterna
CLAUDE VIVIER: Lonely Child
LUCIANO BERIO: Coro
- Conductor Teodor Currentzis
- Soprano Sophia Burgos
- Choir MusicAeterna Choir
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Due to organisational reasons, Iannis Xenakis' Nuits has been replaced by Luciano Berio's Call and György Ligeti's Lux Aeterna.
21 April 2017 at 20:03 on BR Klassik
New and old, innovation and tradition, choir and orchestra: Coro I, conducted by Artistic Partner Teodor Currentzis, is a study of contrasts. This tour, which marks the first collaboration between the MCO and Teodor Currentzis’ MusicAeterna Choir, features concerts in Ferrara, Munich and Cologne – all cities in which the MCO regularly performs.
In Munich, Coro is complemented by two lesser-known 20th century masterpieces: Iannis Xenakis’ Nuits, performed by the MusicAeterna Choir, and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child, featuring American soprano Sophia Burgos. Coro is a piece that not only brings out the chamber music aspect of the MCO's music making; it also breaks down the conventional idea of orchestra and choir as separate entities. Throughout Coro, different combinations of musicians and singers are featured as small groups. Furthermore, singers and musicians of the orchestra are distributed across the stage in an arrangement specifically set out by Berio in his score.
This performance is part of the concert initiative räsonanz, a joint collaboration among the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Munich’s musica viva and the Lucerne Festival, which was created with the goal of bringing lesser-known works of the 20th century to a wider concert audience.