Multiple voices. Beat Furrer’s new concertos
Beat Furrer’s latest projects include two works for completely different instruments, both of which have the reputation of being close to the human voice: his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra is premiered by Ilya Gringolts (violin) and the Munich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Schuldt on 15. October 2020 in Munich. The work explores the possibilities of the violin, investigates “what melody could mean for the violin”, and scans the full sound space of the instrument from the highest, noise-like sound to the lowest possible note. His Concerto for Clarinet and Ensemble is composed for the multiple voices of the clarinet’s multifaceted sound. The complete version will be premiered by Martin Adámek (clarinet) and the Ensemble intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher on 18. December 2020 in the Boulez Saal, Berlin.