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World Premieres by Peter Eötvös with Filarmonica della Scala and hr-Sinfonieorchester

May. 01, 2017

World Premieres by Peter Eötvös with Filarmonica della Scala and hr-Sinfonieorchester

Peter Eötvös joins the Filarmonica della Scala and the hr-Sinfonieorchester as conductor in the premiere performances of two of his own works this month.

On May 8, Eötvös leads the Filarmonica della Scala in the first performance of his new orchestral work, Alle vitime senza nome—a requiem to the many nameless victims of the current refugee crisis. Eötvös was deeply moved by the images of large masses of people from Arabic and African countries crowding together on ships which would ultimately sink before reaching the Italian coast. He infused these images into his orchestration, as he says, transforming the individuals “into tender melodies played by solo instruments” against “dense masses of sound played by the whole orchestra.”

View the score for Alle vitime senza nome:


Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger joins the hr-Sinfonieorchester on May 19 for the world premiere of the revised version of Eötvös’s Jet Stream. The work, for trumpet and orchestra, was originally composed in 2002 for Markus Stockhausen, who had first collaborated with Eötvös on the premiere of his father Karlheinz Stockhausen’s DONNERSTAG from LIGHT in 1981. As is suggested by the title, the piece flows fast, full of energy with lively sounds rushing through the orchestra, with the soloist being, as Eötvös describes, the eye of the storm.

Below, listen to a recording of the original version of Jet Stream, recorded by Hardenberger with Eötvös leading the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

(Peter Eötvös "Jet Stream", original version for trumpet and orchestra)

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Peter Eötvös
Alle vittime senza nome (2016)
for orchestra
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Jet Stream (2002; rev. 2016)
for trumpet and orchestra (revised version)
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Halleluja – Oratorium Balbulum (2015)
for mezzo-soprano, tenor, speaker, chorus and orchestra
text (Ger) by Péter Esterházy