BBC Symphony Orchestra
13 Feb 2016, Barbican, London
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BBC SO 2015-16 Season Clark Rundell conducts Louis Andriessen

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Clark Rundell conducts new Louis Andriessen
20:00 Sat 13 Feb 2016 Main Stage
BBC SO perform the UK Premiere of two pieces by Louis Andriessen
BBC SO perform the UK Premiere of two pieces by Louis Andriessen


      • De Stijl (De materie, Part III)
      • Rosa's Horsesarr. Clark Rundell UK Premiere
      • MysterienUK Premiere



Concert Information

This exploration of Andriessen’s rich imaginative world features the UK premiere of a major new orchestral piece, Mysterien, inspired by the writings of Thomas à Kempis, and heralded as ‘flawless, mature Andriessen’. Close associate Clark Rundell conducts his own suite from the surreal Spaghetti Western opera ROSA, Death of a Composer (1994), music, in Rundell’s words, ‘full of energy, wit and irony’. We begin with the third part of Andriessen’s absorbing opera De materie (1984-5) which explores the idea of the straight line, Mondrian and boogie-woogie piano via a geometric dance.

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Part of Andriessen: M is for Man, Music & Mystery