Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall, Vienna
December 12, 2023 7:00 PM

The sexual awakening in Stefan George's "Hanging Gardens" drove Arnold Schoenberg to abandon the realm of worn-out dissonances, moving towards free atonality. In his wake, Luigi Nono and Beat Furrer can be perceived and understood as the architects of a never ceasing fresh departure. Hannah Kendall, on the other hand, lets fragments of European art music resound on a Creole plantation, thus paving the way for her nascent Afrofuturist Opera.


Arnold Schönberg 15 Poems from "The Book of the Hanging Gardens" by Stefan George op. 15 (adapted for voice and chamber orchestra by Richard Dünser)

Luigi Nono Canti per 13


Hannah Kendall shouting forever into the receiver (NP)

Beat Furrer Concerto for piano and Ensemble*


Joonas Ahonen piano

Magdalena Anna Hofmann soprano


Sylvain Cambreling