Konzert im Pierre Boulez Saal II


Music from France and Great Britain by three important composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. In his piano suite "Le Tombeau de Couperin" (later scored for a smaller orchestra), composed between 1914 and 1917, Maurice Ravel created a musical memorial to six friends who died in the First World War. Olivier Messiaen's "Oiseux exotiques", a chamber orchestra composition from the mid-1950s, was not based on the human world but on birdsong. George Benjamin's "Into the Little Hill" from 2006 is also enriched with sound colours of all kinds, transporting the listener to a fairytale world. II

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