Ensemble intercontemporainMatthias Pintscher director – Lilli Paasikivi mezzo – Burkhard Fritz tenor


Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Glen Cortese) Gustav Mahler

Not long after the death of its founder, Pierre Boulez, the Ensemble Intercontemporain presents a concert that is exceptional in two ways. In its form, firstly: the celebrated French ensemble takes us on a musical trail through the Centre for Fine Arts, with its musicians gathering in different spaces around the building and inviting you to listen to the programme of your choice, at 8 pm and 8.30 pm. And in its content, too, when everyone meets up again in the Henry Le Boeuf Hall for a chamber version of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. This arrangement emphasises the feeling of intimacy of a work the composer considered his most personal, written soon after the tragic death of his elder daughter. 

1) Horta Hall
8 pm     Gérard Grisey, Stèle, for two percussionists
Luciano Berio, Sequenza XIVb, for double bass
8.30 pm  Gérard Grisey, Stèle, for two percussionists
Luciano Berio, Sequenza XIVb, for double bass

2) Studio
8 pm    Arnold Schoenberg, String Trio, Op. 45
8.30 pm   Klaus Huber, Ascensus, for flute, cello, and piano
Olivier Messiaen, Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus (extract), for piano

3) Terarken
8 pm    Jonathan Harvey, Death of Light/Light of Death, for chamber ensemble
8.30 pm    Pierre Bartholomée, Et j'ai vu l'âme sur un fil... Elle dansait, for flute, viola, and harp
Peter Maxwell Davies, Litany - for a Ruined Chapel between Sheep and Shore (extract), for trumpet
Antonio Pileggi, Gymel V (extract), for trombone and cello

4) Exhibition
8 pm    Bernd Alois Zimmerman, Sonata, for viola
Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du Temps, III, "Abîme pour oiseaux", for clarinet
8.30 pm   Kazuo Fukushima, Mei, for flute
Gérard Grisey, Charme, for clarinet, violin, cello and piano