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Music by Luciano Berio, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Anton Webern at Ruhrtriennale

Sep. 01, 2019

Music by Luciano Berio, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Anton Webern at Ruhrtriennale

Ruhrtriennale, the noted festival of music, dance, theatre, and fine arts which takes place in former industrial buildings of Germany's Ruhr region, highlights the work of artists seeking a dialogue with industrial spaces and engaging with fellow artists in other disciplines. This year's edition features several notable orchestral and chamber concerts.

On September 1st, Florian Helgath led the Duisburger Philharmoniker in a performance of Luciano Berio's Coro for choir and orchestra featuring singers of the Chorwerk Ruhr. Preceding Berio's piece in this all-Italian program was a sacred work by 16th-century composer Alessandro Striggio, Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno. 

On September 14th Sylvain Cambreling leads Klangforum Wien in the first concert in a three-part portrait series of music by Georg Friedrich Haas. This first concert includes a performance of Haas's 70-minute piece for ensemble, in vainNotably, Haas's rarely performed piece limited approximations for six microtonally tuned pianos and orchestra will also be heard this month, with a performance at Muzikfestival Bern on September 13th, with Mario Venzago leading the Bern Symphony Orchestra. 

(in vain/Georg Friedrich Haas/Klangforum Wien/Sylvain Cambreling, conductor) 

The final concert of the Klangforum Wien portrait series takes place on September 15th, and features guest artists Anders Nyqvist (trumpet), Andreas Eberle (trombone), and Yaron Deutsch (electric guitar). The program includes Anton Webern's Symphonie for chamber ensemble, a key work in 12-tone music, as well as pieces by Johann Strauss, Giacomo Puccini, Salvatore Sciarrino, Pierluigi Billone, Martino Traversa and Clara Iannotta.

Visit to learn more about Luciano Berio, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Anton Webern.

Luciano Berio
Coro (1975-1976)
for 40 voices and instruments
10S, 10A, 10T, 10B, 4va, 4vc, 3cb

Georg Friedrich Haas
in vain (2000)
for 24 instruments

limited approximations (2010)
for six microtonally tuned pianos and orchestra

Anton Webern
Symphonie (1927-1928)
for chamber ensemble