Groot Omroepkoor in the Concertgebouw (2015) (Photo: Hans van der Woerd)

Tales in Miniature: The Roots of Webern


  • Wilma ten Wolde
  • Julie Boulianne
  • Benjamin Bernheim
  • Laurent Naouri
  • Jasper Leever
  • Berlioz La damnation de Faust
  • Isaac Virgo prudentissima
  • Webern Variationen für Klavier opus 27
  • Webern Zwei Lieder opus 8
  • Webern Fünf Stücke für Orchester opus 10
  • Webern Four Lieder opus 13
  • Webern Sechs Bagatellen für Streichquartett opus 9
  • Jubilee concert 75 years Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Choir
  • The Graaff Les cymbales sonores

The Ensemble Modern Orchestra and composer/conductor Enno Poppe pay an intriguing tribute to Anton Webern, who died 75 years ago. With, not coincidentally, an accompanying support programme' by Vox Luminis, which sings works by the fifteenth-century southern Dutch composer Heinrich Isaac.

The renaissance of Webern
Large structures were almost impossible, as Anton Webern (1883-1945) discovered, if he left the tonal structure of symphony and sonata for what they were. His Fünf Stücke collectively last only five minutes. At the same time, early music from the Low Countries was a source of inspiration for him. At the University of Vienna, he studied the music of his renaissance colleague Heinrich Isaac. There he discovered his ideal of absolute beauty and polyphony.

Enno Poppe recreates miniature worlds
Vox Luminis and the Ensemble Modern Orchestra dive into the miniature worlds created by Webern and Isaac. And into the work of Webern's only Dutch (Limburg) pupil Matty Niël and the British Brian Ferneyhough, who refers back to his sixteenth-century compatriot Christopher Tye. Conductor Enno Poppe brings along new work of his own. A series of exciting instrumental dramas in which everything is condensed into one or at most a few minutes.

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Large Hall


Enno Poppe

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