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SCCM Chengdu, China

Concert Series in China

THE MEDIUM

  • Monodrama by Peter Maxwell Davies

    Text by the composer

    • Gertraud Steinkogler-Wurzinger – mezzo-soprano
    • Renate Ourth – actor

Time and Place: Anywhere

Synopsis:
We presume ourselves to be in a fairground booth, where a palmist awaits her clients - except that right from the start she behaves oddly, suggesting that we are eavesdropping all the while on her imaginary world. As the piece proceeds, so this imaginary world becomes more and more intense, violent and macabre, thrilled through with religious hysteria and sexual fantasy. It is, vocally and dramatically, a hugely demanding showpiece for the singer, who carries the entire weight of the work alone. (Paul Griffiths)

Gunnar Berg Ensemble – Workshop

  • Agustín Castilla-Ávila

    Lecture Recital

  • Franz Richter Herf (1920-1989)

    Rondel (1963)

    after a poem by Georg Trakl

    Vom Leben das Beste, op. 24 (1986)

    after a poem by Paula Grogger

    • Gertraud Steinkogler-Wurzinger – voice
    • Agustín Castilla-Ávila – guitar
  • Agustín Castilla-Ávila (*1974)

    El Sueño de Boabdil (2007)

    Jondo Microtonal (2007)

    Tres Momentos Microtonales (2000)

    Sakura

    • Joseph Mirandilla – microtonal guitar

Gunnar Berg Ensemble, Salzburg

  • Greg Caffrey (*1963)

    Like Ships That Passed

    • flute, violoncello, guitar
  • Klaus Ager (*1946)

    Skrjabin Fragmente

    • Nr. I
    • Nr. II
    • Nr. V
    • flute, violoncello, guitar
  • Xiao Hu

    Monolog on the String

    • violoncello solo
  • Benjamin Lang (*1979)

    Hazy Lustre

    • flute, violoncello, guitar
  • Agustín Castilla-Ávila (*1974)

    Landschaft am See mit Kometen

    • flute, violoncello, guitar
  • Yang Xinmin

    Paramecium

    • flute, violoncello, 2 guitars
  • Andor Losconzy (*1936)

    Growth Structures

    • flute, violoncello, guitar
    • Gunnar Berg Ensemble, Salzburg:
    • Barbara Blumenstingl – flute
    • Chih-Hui Chang – violoncello
    • Yvonne Zehner – guitar