London Sinfonietta: German Connections UK premieres by Stockhausen,
Kagel and Henze
7.30pm, Wednesday 6 December 2006 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Have you ever wondered what the signs of the zodiac might sound like?
Find out at the UK premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausens Five Star Signs
in an evening of reworkings and revisions performed by the London
Sinfonietta and conductor Oliver Knussen.
These premieres by three of the worlds greatest living composers
offer a new angle on the past, interpreted in light of what has
happened since. Hans Werner Henzes new and reduced orchestration of
his Stravinksy-inspired First Symphony reveals an additional level of
clarity and detail, and Mauricio Kagel defines the instrumentation
that was previously left flexible in his sumptuously lyrical
Hans Werner Henze Kammerkonzert 05 Karlheinz Stockhausen Five star
signs Mauricio Kagel Kammersymphonie
Oliver Knussen conductor