Date / Place I

10 March 2018 Gare du Nord, Basel

Date / Place II

11 March 2018 Gare du Nord, Basel

Series

Phoenix

Title

Serial music

Program

Anton Webern (1883–1945) “Quartett” for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone and piano op. 22 (1928-1930) Pierre Boulez (1925–2016) “Sonatine” pour flûte et piano (1946) Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007) Nr. 1 “Kontra-Punkte” for 10 instruments (1952-1953) Jean Barraqué (1928–1973) “Concerto” pour six formations instrumentales et deux instruments (vibraphone et clarinette) (1962-1968)

Musicians

Christoph Bösch
flute
Anja Clift
alto flute
Antje Thierbach
oboe
Kelsey Maiorano
English horn
Toshiko Sakakibara
clarinet
Donna Molinari
bass clarinet
Raphael Camenisch
alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Kevin Juillerat
baritone saxophone
Aurélien Tschopp
horn
Jens Bracher
trumpet
Michael Büttler
trombone
Maurizio Grandinetti
guitar
Consuelo Giulianelli
harp
Daniel Stalder
vibraphone
Manuel Bärtsch
piano, harpsichord
Friedemann Treiber
violin
Alessandro D’Amico
viola
Martin Jaggi
cello
Jürg Henneberger
conductor, piano

Program description

Jean Barraqué is one of the “great unknowns” of the French avant-garde, whohad a difficult time throughout his life alongside Pierre Boulez. This program places one of his most important late works next to two early works by Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen, who at the beginning of their compositional work were among the main representatives of “serialism,” a compositional technique that can be described as a consistent further development of the twelve-tone technique.
It is an exciting listening experience to hear a dodecaphonic work by Anton Webern, a representative of the “New Viennese School,” alongside strictly serial works in the same program.