Thursday 16 Apr 2015, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Venue Box Office: 0844 875 0073
Clement Power conductor
Mei-Yi Foo piano
Neuwirth Un posto nell'acqua(UK première)
Neuwirth locus . . . doublure. . . solusfor piano and ensemble
Olga Neuwirth's music is a journey into a phantasmagorical musical world full of strange and beguiling sounds and proceedings. The programme features the UK premiere of Un posto nell'acqua, an offshoot of Neuwirth's opera about Herman Melville, and locus...doublure...solus, an iconoclastic seven-movement commentary on the concerto tradition, which has been widely hailed „as an important addition to the piano repertoire“ (Pierre Boulez). The latter has not been recorded and its only UK performance lies nine years back – time for a revival!
This concert is part of the Music of Today series