Italian sounds and ‘golden boy’ Klimt

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Respighi, Dallapiccola and a world premiere

Italy’s rich music tradition resonates in works by Respighi and Dallapiccola, as well as in Stravinsky’s homage to Gesualdo. Gustav Klimt’s highly ornamental world comes alive in a new work by Deutsch.

Geanandrea Noseda is conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra (photo: Milagro Elstak)
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Italy’s rich music tradition resonates in works by Respighi and Dallapiccola, as well as in Stravinsky’s homage to Gesualdo. Gustav Klimt’s highly ornamental world comes alive in a new work by Deutsch.

All the orchestra’s instruments are allowed to shine in Respighi’s colourful Metamorphoseon.

Concert programme

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum

  • Luigi Dallapiccola

    Partita

  • -- interval --

  • Bernd Richard Deutsch

    Phantasma (commissioned work)

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Metamorphoseon

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About this concert

Italy’s long and rich music tradition resonates in two attractive, yet lesser known works from the 1930s: Ottorino Respighi’s colourful Metamorphoseon, and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Partita, the very first recording of which was realised by conductor Gianandrea Noseda in 2010. The Dutch-Iranian soprano Lilian Farahani makes her Concertgebouw Orchestra debut in Partita’s heavenly final movement. This special programme opens with Igor Stravinsky’s take on the hyper-expressive music Gesualdo wrote over four hundred years ago. 

Klimt’s world comes alive

In his brand new work for the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Viennese composer Bernd Richard Deutsch leads us into the highly ornamental world of his fellow townsman, Gustav Klimt. This world premiere links up with the exposition Golden Boy Gustav Klimt at the Van Gogh Museum (on display from 7 October). Deutsch based his Phantasma on the Beethoven Frieze, a comprehensive homage to Beethoven at the Secession Building in Vienna. Klimt’s idealised world vision, sparkling colour explosions, symbols, even the colour gold: Deutsch makes them all come alive.

Concert is with text and image projection.