Music of Today: Olga Neuwirth

Thursday 16 Apr 2015, 6.00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London


Clement Power conductor

Mei-Yi Foo piano

Neuwirth, Un posto nell'acqua (UK première)biography

Neuwirth, locus . . . doublure. . . solus for piano and ensemblebiography

Olga Neuwirth's music is a journey into a phantasmagorial 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

The Music of Today series is supported by The Meyer Foundation


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