For Frank Gehry on his 90th birthday Fog is a fantasy around the Bach E major Prelude from Partita in E. The composer suggests that a solo violinist plays the Bach prelude from elsewhere in the auditorium (such as the back of the hall), and then goes attacca into Fog. This is how the composer performs the piece although it's not conditional and adds 5 minutes to the total duration.
Fog is a 90th birthday tribute to Frank Gehry. It is a fantasy around the Bach E major Prelude from Partita in E (BWV 1006), whose harmonic and melodic structure is almost omnipresent, sometimes clearly identifiable, sometimes veiled or completely hidden. This work by Bach was the first piece of music Frank and I heard in the Walt Disney Concert Hall while it was still under construction. Much of the of the harmony is based on Frank’s name: F A G E H (B natural in English).
- Esa-Pekka Salonen – Berlin Philharmonic Composer in Residence 2022/23 season
- 4th May 2022
- The Berlin Philharmonic has announced the new 2022/23 concert season that features Composer in Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen.