Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

musica viva: Matthias Hermann

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

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Musica viva

Change of programme: Instead of the string trio “Mes Adieux” with the Trio Recherche, Helmut Lachenmann’s work “Salut für Caudwell” will be performed with the guitar duo Scheidegger/Schmidt.


Helmut Lachenmann
“Got Lost”, music for high soprano and piano
Helmut Lachenmann
“My Melodies”, music for eight horns and orchestra (world premiere of the final version)
commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series with the kind support of the Freunde des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks e.V.


Matthias Hermann conductor
Gitarren-Duo Scheidegger/Schmidt:
Mats Scheidegger guitar
Stephan Schmidt guitar
Yuko Kakuta soprano
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Horngruppe des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

A feast of sound for Helmut Lachenmann: The horn section and the BRSO, conducted by Matthias Hermann, will present the world premiere of the final version of My Melodies. The composition opens up an enormous range of performing possibilities and reveals new dimensions of sound, transforming the music to an “object of observation” and the concert hall to a “place of adventure” (Lachenmann). Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Yuko Kakuta will perform Lachenmann’s Got Lost: a highly virtuosic piece in which verses by Friedrich Nietzsche and Fernando Pessoa are juxtaposed with a short note about a lost laundry basket. The three texts are “stripped of their emotive, poetic, mundane diction […], and sent into a constantly changing intervallic field of sound, resonance, and movement” (Lachenmann).

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.