A journey through twentieth century music

Eight young musicians who met at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. They share the same love and enthusiasm for the music of the twentieth century and its diversity.
  • Morton Feldman: Durations 1 
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire 
  • Nino Rota: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano

With those three very different pieces we would like to invite you to a journey in the twentieth century music. This period, still not really well known, is extremely rich and interesting. In only one hundred years of music, so many new styles, techniques and settings were explored by composers and musicians!

Pierrot Lunaire, Written in 1912 band described as the “Solar plexus as well as the mind of early twentieth-century music” by Stravinsky, was a breakthrough for Schoenberg, mainly because of a new mean of expression; the Sprechgesang technique, where the voice is neither singing, nor speaking.
The twentieth century has also seen the development of cinema and of film music. Nino Rota, who is more known for his collaboration with the filmmaker Fellini, wrote many instrumental pieces. Among them, the recently published trio for clarinet, cello and piano (1973) is a very fresh and immediately appealing piece. Morton Feldman, who composed film music as well, has experimented a lot with length of the pieces: his second string quartet last for more than five hours! He also, as in Pierrot lunaire, worked on new instrumentation and sonoric combinations.
Durations 1 for flute, violin, cello and piano (1960) is a very good introduction to his world: there is no tempo, nor time signature. ‘’The duration of each sound is chosen by the performer”, the result is a very meditative and composition. Come with us to discover new aspects, new colors of the modern music!
The musicians:
Conductor: Aristide Moari
Recitation: Marion Dumeige
Piano: Seán Morgan-Rooney
Violin/viola: Fiona Robertson
Cello: Kevin Kirs Verstege
Flute/piccolo: Alice Allegri Rodríguez
Clarinet: Alberto Blanco
Bass clarinet: Leire Ruiz Garcia

Datum, tickets & info

Datum: zondag 6 mei
Aanvang: 20:00 uur
Prijs: Gratis/ Free entree