Neue CD: Lera Auerbach in Rudolf Buchbinders “The Diabelli Project”

Es ist das “vielleicht spannendste Werk Beethovens”, so nennt der österreichische Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder die Diabelli-Variationen op. 120 von Ludwig van Beethovens. Aus Anlass des Beethoven-Jubiläums hat Buchbinder nun ein eigenes Projekt entwickelt: in seinem “Diabelli 2020” beauftragte der Pianist zeitgenössische Komponisten, jeweils eine Variation zu dem Diabelli-Walzer zu schreiben., darunter Lera Auerbachs “Diabellical Waltz”.

Die CD erscheint am 6. März 2020 bei Deutsche Grammophon.

THE DIABELLI PROJECT Buchbinder

THE DIABELLI PROJECT

A new series of works based
on Beethoven’s monumental
Diabelli Variations

Rudolf Buchbinder

Krzysztof Penderecki · Max Richter · Tan Dun
Rodion Shchedrin · Brett Dean · Jörg Widmann
Toshio Hosokawa · Lera Auerbach · Brad Lubman
Philippe Manoury · Johannes Maria Staud

Int. Release 06 Mar. 2020
2 CDs / Download
Links:

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/us/cat/4837707

https://www.buchbinder.net/de/diabelli-2020

Niederländische Première von “Goetia – in umbre lucis” in Amsterdam und Tournee

Lera Auerbachs “Goetia – in umbre lucis” wurde anlässlich der String Quartet Biennale in Amsterdam am 30. Januar 2020 erstmals in den Niederlanden aufgeführt. Ausführende waren das Quatuor Danel und der Nederlands Kamerkoor (der bereits Auerbachs “72 Engel” im Jahr 2016 zur Welturaufführung brachte). https://www.sqba.nl/events/artists/lera-auerbach?lang=en

Weitere Tourneestationen des Nederlands Kamerkoor und des Quatuor Danels unter Peter Dijkstra:

31.01.2020
Utrecht
Tivoli Vredenburg

02.02.2020
Ungarische EA
Budapest
Liszt Academy Concert Centre

05.02.2020
Nimwegen
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
– Live-Übertragung im Niederländischen Rundfunk –

06.02.2020
Groningen
SPOT

09.02.2020
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk

 

 

Großer Erfolg für Lera Auerbachs’ “Evas Klage” im Wiener Konzerthaus

Am 24. Oktober 2019 um 19:30 Uhr erfolgte die Uraufführung von Auerbachs symphonischem Werk “Evas Klage” mit dem ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester unter der Leitung von Marin Alsop im Wiener Konzerthaus. Die mit großem Applaus und Anerkennung vom Publikum aufgenommene Uraufführung wurde zum offiziellen Auftakt Lera Auerbachs als Wiener Bürgerin. Der link führt zur Rezension in der Wiener Zeitung (25. Oktober 2019) und dem Bericht über Evas Klage: https://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/kultur/klassik/2035348-RSO-Wien-hat-eine-neue-Chefdirigentin.html

Italian premiere of Lera Auerbachs Eterniday

IN 2010, the work “Eterniday” (Hommage à W.A. Mozart) for large drum, celesta and strings by Lera Auerbach was premiered by the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie under the direction of Daniel Raiskin. On October 5, 2018, the work has its Italian premiere in Trieste. The Orchestra della Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste, conducted by the composer Lera Auerbach itself.

Lera Auerbach:
“I had completely sketched out the work in late August / early September 2009 and left my manuscript on the big Steinway grand piano in my New York studio before going on a tour. After my return in December, I wanted to finish the score. But during my absence, a devastating fire caused by a cable fire destroyed my entire apartment, including the Steinway and all the things around it. The manuscript of the new work was lost. I tried to remember my composition, but soon had to give up all hope because the creative impulse had been lost. Without my manuscript, I also lost the inner relationship to the work. So I decided to start over and write a completely different piece. The instrumentation of the work also changed. Instead of a large chamber orchestra, as originally planned, I decided now for big drum, celesta and strings.
The section leaders have extensive solos in the Concerto Grosso style – occasionally they are part of the orchestra, sometimes they are given a clear, personal statement. The resulting piece is very intimate and rich in detail, often it comes to multiple dynamic layers. The strings are mostly divided in three parts: three first violins (including the solos), three second and so on.
‘Eterniday’ is a fictitious word, composed of ‘Eternity’ and ‘Day’, which at the same time means something eternal and fragile. Since Mozart was once in Koblenz as a child, where the premiere of ‘Eterniday’ will take place, and since I have a personal experience with Mozart’s early works (I have recorded all his keyboard works written between the ages of 5 and 9 ), so it was also the young Mozart, who guided me in this composition in my compositional thinking and was almost imperceptibly present – perhaps like a guardian angel for my ‘Eterniday’. ”

05/10/2018
Trieste
Ital. premiere Lera Auerbach,
“Eterniday (Hommage a W.A. Mozart)” for bass drum, celesta and strings
(Orchestra della Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste, conductor: Lera
Auerbach)

© 2018 Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski

German premiere of Lera Auerbachs violin concerto NYx: Fractured Dreams in Berlin

Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati and the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin (DSO) will be presenting the Fourth Violin Concerto NYx: Fractured Dreams by Lera Auerbach on 24 September 2018 in a German première, performed by exceptional violinist Leonidas Kavakos. Inspired by the Greek mythical world, the Russian-American composer named her piece, created in 2017, after the night goddess, paired with an allusion to her long-time adopted New York. The dreamy sound experiment is dedicated to the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who premiered it with the New York Philharmonic and now returns to the DSO for the German premiere.

09/24/2018
Berlin
DE Lera Auerbach,
“NYx: Fractured Dreams”. Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 4
(Leonidas Kavakos, violin
German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, conductor: Robin Ticciati)

© 2018 Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski