Trinity Church Wall Street Presents the Complete Music of Anton Webern
Sep. 01, 2017
New York’s Trinity Church Wall Street presents the complete music of Anton Webern across the next two seasons, beginning with a series of six concerts taking place September 12-14. Julian Wachner conducts the Choir of Trinity Wall Street along with the NOVUS NY contemporary ensemble in the performances, which take place as part of Trinity’s annual “Time’s Arrow” festival.
In a preview of the festival for The New Yorker, Russell Platt describes Webern’s “musical inheritance” as “an odd combination of post-Wagnerian Romanticism and medieval polyphony.” He writes that his compact and rich catalogue of works represents “a bracing new style of crystalline compression that exerted a towering influence over modern composition after the Second World War.”
(Webern’s Concerto for 9 Instruments; London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, cond.)
The concerts, which feature Webern’s complete vocal works as well as his Concerto for 9 Instruments (Op. 24), Five Pieces for Orchestra (Op. 10) and Symphony (Op. 21), among others, are complemented by several works by Marti Epstein, whose lecture on Webern at the 1990 Tanglewood Music Festival sparked Wachner’s first interest in the Viennese composer.
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Concerto for 9 Instruments, Op. 24 (1934)
Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op 10 (1911-1913)
Symphony, Op 21 (1927/1928)
for chamber ensemble