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Trurliade – Zone Zero for percussion and orchestra

 27 August 2016 at 6.30pm 

Trurliade – Zone Zero for percussion and orchestra

Lucerne Festival

Susanna Mälkki conductor
Martin Grubinger percussion

Martin Grubinger adds world premieres to his resume the way others collect stamps. But seriously, the fact that such contemporary composers as Friedrich Cerha, John Corigliano, Peter Eötvös, and now composer-in-residence Olga Neuwirth practically jump at the chance to write for this percussion artist is hardly a surprise. Thanks to his stupendous virtuosity, his phenomenal feel for sonic colors, and his boyish charm, Grubinger has been remarkably successful in making supposedly “difficult” new music accessible to a wider audience. The Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, herself a specialist in the music of our time, will juxtapose Neuwirth’s new percussion concerto with modernist classics including Arnold Schoenberg’s rarely played score written to accompany a film that was never made: a soundtrack on which the 12-tone method and thrilling music are not opposites!

Arnold Schoenberg : Accompaniment to a Film Scene, Op. 34
Olga Neuwirth : Trurliade – Zone Zero for percussion and orchestra
Anton Webern : Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
Helmut Lachenmann : Schreiben for Orchestra

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