The Human Body with Xian ZhangConcerts / Amsterdam
23 January 2014, 9.15pm
"The Human Body"
As part of the interdisciplinary AAA Festival organised around the Human Body, this special classical concert builds on the idea that some music is meant to be moved to, while in other compositions this movement is innate.
This idea of innate movement is what Wagner referred to as the "body movement of the notes themselves" when describing Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
For this exploration of the idea of body movement found in music, the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra will be under the expert direction of Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang.
Further expanding the relationship of the body in music is Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst, who has been invited to showcase his unconventional manner of moving while playing.
Rounding out the evening is the premier of a work composed by the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra's own Detlev Glanert.
Thumb photo by Flickr user jabberwocky381
Works to be performed
› Krzysztof Penderecki | Prelude for clarinet solo
› Witold Lutoslawski | Dance Prelude
› Witold Lutoslawski | Overture for Strings
› Detlev Glanert | Frenesia (commission)
› Anders Hillborg | Peacock Tales
› Göran Fröst | Klezmer Dances
› Béla Bartók | Dance suite
Photo by Nora Roitberg