Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

musica viva: Johannes Kalitzke

November 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Musica viva


Lisa Streich
“Jubelhemd”, Concerto Grosso for trumpet, percussion, harp, viola and orchestra
Johannes Kalitzke
“Zeitkapsel”, Dance of Death for large orchestra
(commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series, world premiere)
Luc Ferrari
“Histoire du plaisir et de la désolation” for Orchestra


Marco Blaauw trumpet
Dirk Rothbrust percussion
Maria Stange harp
Axel Porath viola
Johannes Schottke sound design
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Johannes Kalitzke conductor

Information about the programme

The Swedish composer Lisa Streich, winner of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, has an avowed “interest in the beauty of the imperfect.” Her Jubelhemd, which blends together diverse sonic layers, is named after the work of the same name by Austrian artist Markus Schinwald: a shirt that, with its arms stretched upwards, can only be worn in a gesture of jubilation. After this “Concerto Grosso,” Johannes Kalitzke appears in a double role as conductor and composer in the premiere of his Zeitkapsel, a dance of death for large orchestra, commissioned by musica viva. The concert will conclude with Luc Ferrari’s Histoire du plaisir et de la désolation, a sonic search for “new sensuality” which brilliantly fails in the final Ronde de la désolation with the “rupture of all logic” (Ferrari).

musica viva

This concert is part of the Bavarian Radios’ musica viva series. Musica viva is one of the world’s most famous forums for future-oriented and contemporary music, where many experimental works and performances for orchestra and chamber music receive their premiere.

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