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MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 | LUNCHTIME CONCERT

MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 | LUNCHTIME CONCERT

THE MAHLER QUESTION: MAHLER AND SPACE

THURSDAY, OCT 04, 01:00 PM

The last festival day of Moving Sounds features two concerts at Saint Peter’s Church, the first of which presents works by Oliver Schneller, Gerhard Krammer and Gustav Mahler.

PROGRAM

 

Oliver Schneller     Clair/Obscur (2005-2006) – (15 min)
                       for ensemble and 6-channel surround-sound electronics

Gustav Mahler       selections from Rückert Lieder (1901/1902)  (22 minutes)
                       for voice and piano                                         

Gerhard Krammer    selections from Rückert Lieder (2010) – (14 minutes)
                       for voice and piano

 

Oliver Schneller writes about his composition Clair/Obscur for ensemble and electronics, “The edges of the painted shapes become soft, often uncertain and elusive.” Schneller cites the influence of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony’s conclusion, which stretches its lines “to a point of near extinction.”

Gerhard Krammer takes poems from Mahler’s favorite writer, ultra-romantic poet Friedrich Rückert, and sets them in a “Lieder” format for soprano and piano. The program features a selection of Mahler’s own Rückert Lieder, written 110 years earlier than Krammer’s piece with the same name.

 

VENUE
Saint Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York