Phœnix

Dada

An immanent musical-theatrical firework spectacle for and with Svea Schildknecht.

György Ligeti’s only opera “Le Grand Macabre” is based on a play by the Belgian poet Michel de Ghelderode, one of the most important representatives of absurdist theater alongside Eugène Jonesco, Alfred Jarry and Samuel Beckett. The arrangement of three arias for coloratura soprano and ensemble was written by Elgar Howard, who was the study director of the premiere of the opera at Stockholm in 1978. The German composer Manfred Stahnke, who studied with Ligeti in Hamburg and now teaches composition there himself, wrote his work “Lumpengalerie” in 1999, based on a recorded improvisation that was reworked into a sextet. The South Korean composer Unsuk Chin wrote the ensemble piece “Gougalon” in 2009 after a visit to the suburbs of Seoul in memory of the old, impoverished neighborhood of the 1960s where she spent her childhood. She describes the work as “imagined folk music”.


Program

Manfred Stahnke (*1951) “Lumpengalerie” for six instruments (1999) – 14’ György Ligeti (1923–2006) “Mysteries of the Macabre” for coloratura soprano and ensemble (1974–1977, arr. Elgar Howarth 1992) – 9’ Unsuk Chin (*1961) “Gougalon – Scenes from a Street Theater” for big ensemble (2009/11) – 24’
Svea Schildknecht
coloratura soprano
Jürg Henneberger
conductor
Christoph Bösch
flute
Antje Thierbach
oboe
Toshiko Sakakibara
clarinet
Edurne Santos Arrastua
bassoon
Aurélien Tschopp
horn
Nenad Marković
trumpet
Antonio Jiménez Marín
trombone
Denise Wambsganß
mandoline
Daniel Stalder
percussion
João Pacheco
percussion
Kirill Zvegintsov
piano
piano
Friedemann Treiber
violin
Daniel Hauptmann
violin
Petra Ackermann
viola
Martin Jaggi
cello
Stéphanie Meyer
cello
Aleksander Gabryś
double bass