With Carnaval, Bruno Mantovani has created a new opus for the Ensemble InterContemporain, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Bastille Amphitheatre. For this concert, the new work will be complemented by two masterpieces by Schönberg: Webern's arrangement of the vertiginous Kammersymphonie op. 9 and the legendary Pierrot lunaire. Based on the poems of Albert Giraud, this ground-breaking cycle was composed in 1912 for a single voice and five instruments. Schönberg elevates a new language somewhere between the spoken word and song to its apogee, giving rise to a form of poetry that is at once intense and tragic, playful and spellbinding.
|Arnold Schönberg||Kammersymphonie, op. 9 (transcription by Webern)|
|Bruno Mantovani||Carnaval, work for clarinet, piano and cello (French premier, commissioned by the Wigmore Hall, London, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Paris Opera)|
|Arnold Schönberg||Pierrot Lunaire|
Salomé Haller Mezzo-soprano
Soloists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain