Julian Anderson’s Incantesimi at The Cleveland Orchestra
Dec. 04, 2017
Following acclaimed world premiere performances of Julian Anderson’s Incantesimi with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and at the BBC Proms in 2016, Mikko Franck led The Cleveland Orchestra in a repeat performance of the work on December 7 at Severance Hall. Incantesimi was paired on the Cleveland program with Brahms’s Symphony No.1 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18.
Anderson notes, “....In Incantesimi, I use five musical ideas that orbit each other in ever differing relationships, somewhat like planets in an orrery. The cor anglais plays a special role with recurring solo lines. The work is an eight-minute span of time on the outside, but it gives a sense of being much more expansive, which is an illusion only music can give.”
(UK Premiere of Incantesimi at the BBC Proms, 2016/Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor)