Britta Byström in Germany
9th November 2011
After a very busy summer with world premieres of the Messiaen-Quartet Letter in April and the horn trio Kinderszenen, young Swedish Composer Britta Byström can look forward to orchestral premieres in Germany during the holiday season.
The Guerzenich-Orchester in Cologne gives Byström’s Der Vogel der Nacht its German premiere on December 18-20 at the Cologne Philhamonie.
Der Vogel der Nacht was commissioned and written as a prelude to Mahler’s 3rd Symphony. The piece quotes and uses an oboe motif from Mahler’s symphony – originally labeled 'Der Vogel der Nacht' – as well as clearly audible Mahleresque textures. Byström’s little masterpiece was premiered by Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
For further information on the performances in Cologne in December please see: http://www.guerzenich-orchester.de/konzerte/koelner-philharmonie/107855/
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