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Apr 28 2011

Oliver Knussen described his Requiem as ‘a public grieving process’, written in memory of his spouse who died a premature death. In the four-part song cycle to texts by Dickinson, Machado, Auden and Rilke, the composer-conductor tells of the loss of a loved one, making use of an extremely personal musical idiom. Charles Darwin came to view death as being inextricably bound up with life: Julian Anderson based his Comedy of Change upon Darwin’s evolutionary theory: an ode to life, in which succinct opening material evolves in resounding rhythms and sparkling and varied instrumentation.
Helen Grime, who studied composition with Anderson, offers a lighter touch after this diptych on life and death. She paints ‘a cold spring’ with a warm colour palette, dominated by horn colours.

 

Artists

OLIVER KNUSSEN
Requiem – Songs for Sue 
JULIAN ANDERSON 
The Comedy of Change 
HELEN GRIME 
A Cold Spring (Dutch première) 
SEAN SHEPHERD
These Particular Circumstances  (Dutch première)

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG 
conductor
Oliver Knussen
soprano
Claire Booth

 

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Apr. 28 2011

Thursday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ