It?s one of the most unlikely musical kinships imaginable: the ferocious modernism of Germany's greatest living composer, Helmut Lachenmann, and the lush film scores of the Oscar-winning Italian composer, Ennio Morricone.
Yet it remains a fact: Morricone is Lachenmann?s favourite composer. What this night will demonstrate is that this is not as strange a musical friendship as it first appears.
Morricone?s eccentric chamber work will be performed alongside a near-complete cycle of Lachenmann?s spectacular solo piano pieces, including the epic Serynade.
Ennio Morricone: Musica per 11 violini (1958)
Ennio Morricone: Suoni per Dino (1969)
Ennio Morricone: 4 pezzi per chitarra (1957)
Ennio Morricone: Proibito for 8 trumpets (1972)
Helmut Lachenmann: Guero (1970)
Helmut Lachenmann: 5 Variations on theme by Franz Schubert (1956)
Helmut Lachenmann: Serynade (1997-98/2000)
Max Baillie viola
Roderick Chadwick piano
David Massey guitar
Violins: Cassi Hamilton, William Melvin, Mayah Kadish, Minn Majoe, Preetha Narayanan, Hun Ouk Park, Konrad Elias-Trotsmann, Haru Ushigusa
Trumpets: Simon Tong, Becky Crawshaw, Olly Carey, Liz Jones, Helen Sanger, Russel Jackson, Kirsty Loosemore, Rob Wilson