Friday 25 November 2016 7:30PM
Ensemble Modern; Jonathan Berman
Alexander Goehr, Stockhausen and Oliver Knussen
Change of Running Order
The running order for this concert has changed from previously advertised and will now be as listed below.
- Ensemble Modern
- Jonathan Berman conductor
- Lucy Schaufer mezzo-soprano
- Christopher Gillett tenor
- Ib Hausmann clarinet
- Saar Berger horn
- Giorgos Panagiotidis violin
Alexander Goehr’s family moved from Germany to Britain soon after his birth in 1932. His formative musical and cultural experiences were provided by his father, the conductor and Schoenberg pupil Walter Goehr, and his mother, an accomplished pianist.
He attracted attention in the 1950s as a founding member of the Manchester New Music Group, together with fellow students Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Maxwell Davies and John Ogdon. Goehr’s influence as composer and teacher runs deep in the musical life of Britain and beyond.
Ensemble Modern celebrates his compelling synthesis of modernist and traditional ideas in a programme that includes the world première of Manere 1, 2, 3.
Alexander Goehr (b.1923)
- manere II (world première) 
- manere Op. 81
- manere III (world première) 
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Oliver Knussen (b.1952)
- Ophelia Dances, Book 1 Op. 13
- Verschwindendes Wort Op. 97
- manere II commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation.
- manere III commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation.