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Peter Eötvös Conducts the World Premiere of Siren's Song in Hungary

Mar. 01, 2021

Peter Eötvös Conducts the World Premiere of <em>Siren's Song</em> in Hungary

On March 25, Peter Eötvös will conduct the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra Pécs in the world premiere of Siren's Song for orchestra. The composer notes:

"For millennia, sirens – killer birds with women's heads – have been the most famous singers in mythology. My composition Siren's Song was inspired by three authors. According to Homer, the sirens seduced sailors with their bewitching song and then killed them. Ulysses cautiously puts wax in his ears, so that he can lay eyes on but cannot hear them. Kafka suggests that the sirens cunningly fooled Ulysses because they refused to sing for him anyway. The sirens are the muses of the underworld. Not only Joyce did they seduce but also all composers who have tried to make audible what Ulysses could never hear."

Siren's Song was co-commissioned by Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Pannon Phiharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg and Sinfonieorchester Basel, and additional performances of the work are scheduled to take place through June 2021.

Listen to Peter Eötvös's Alle vittime senza nome (2016):

(Alle vittime senza nome/Peter Eötvös/Frankfurt Radio Symphony/Peter Eötvös, conductor)

To learn more about Peter Eötvös, visit:

Peter Eötvös
Siren's Song (2020)
for orchestra