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Works of Schönberg, Boulez and Bruckner | Gürzenich-Orchester Köln | François-Xavier Roth - Conductor
  • 06.09.2015 Sunday 11:00 h, Kölner Philharmonie
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  • 08.09.2015 Tuesday 20:00 h, Kölner Philharmonie
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  • 09.09.2015 Wednesday 20:00 h, Kölner Philharmonie
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Arnold Schönberg Kammersinfonie für 15 Soloinstrumente op. 9
Pierre Boulez »Notations« I–IV und VII
Anton Bruckner Sinfonie Nr. 4 Es-Dur »Romantische«

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
François-Xavier Roth Conductor

Pierre Boulez described his “Notations” for orchestra, which developed from five early piano miniatures, as “youthful pieces seen through today’s mirror”. It is programmatic that François-Xavier Roth has placed them on his first concert as Kapellmeister of the Gürzenich; after all, the composer played a decisive role in Roth’s own musical development. These short, masterfully orchestrated pieces are framed by two exceptional symphonies: Arnold Schönberg expanded to the utmost the limits of tonal composition in his Chamber Symphony for 15 solo instruments, a masterpiece of the early 20thcentury. Anton Bruckner’s “Romantic” is his very best-known symphony. The symphony concert 01 presents his 4th symphony in the 1878/80 version.