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Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop © Lukas Beck

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien / Kozhukhin / Suh / Alsop

Saturday 28 January 2023
Großer Saal



ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Denis Kozhukhin, Klavier

Yeree Suh, Sopran

Marin Alsop, Dirigentin


Charles Ives

The Unanswered Question (Two Contemplations Nr. 1) (Revidierte Fassung) (1908/1930–1935 ca.)

György Ligeti

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester (1985–1988)



Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky

A l'eglise »In der Kirche« e-moll op. 39/23 (Album pour enfants: 24 pièces faciles) (1878)

Edvard Grieg

An den Frühling op. 43/6 (Lyrische Stücke) (1886)


Charles Ives

Symphonie Nr. 2 (1900–1902)

György Ligeti

Mysteries of the Macabre. Drei Arien aus der Oper »Le Grand Macabre« für Koloratursopran oder Solo-Trompete und Orchester (1974–1977/1992)


Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Gemeinsam veranstaltet mit RSO Wien
Medienpartner Ö1 Club

Subscription series RSO Wien


Presented by Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

Charles Ives and György Ligeti

With Charles Ives and György Ligeti, to whom the Wiener Konzerthaus is dedicating its own portrait series this season on the occasion of his 100th birthday, two of the most innovative minds of their respective times will face each other on this evening. Ligeti extrapolated three arias for high coloratura soprano, who in the opera embodies the head of the "Gepopo", the secret political police, from his only opera "Le Grand Macabre", a doomsday grotesque from the 1970s that can be classified as absurdist theater. His piano concerto, composed a decade later, is quite different, and Ligeti himself described it as his "aesthetic credo". Similar to the "Études pour piano," which he began in parallel, he explores here immensely virtuosic new possibilities of piano technique, which are undoubtedly in the best hands with Denis Kozhukhin. RSO principal conductor Marin Alsop combines these important works by Ligeti with music by her compatriot Charles Ives: the ingenious dilettante brought - similar to Gustav Mahler at about the same time - music of everyday life into the symphonic, thus breaking the boundaries of art music.

Supported by

Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung


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