28/07/2010

Swedish première of Victoria Borisova-Ollas' Angelus

Reading time: 1 min. première Victoria Borisova-Ollas

When Victoria Borisova-Ollas received a commission from the Munich Philharmonic to write a piece commemorating the 850th anniversary of the City of Munich, she immediately set off to visit the city as she had never previously set foot there.

One of her most powerful first impressions was encountering the sound of the Angelus bell of the Frauenkirche. This bell has also given its name to her orchestral work, which premièred in Munich on 8 Jun 2008 with the Münchner Philharmoniker under Sylvain Cambreling, and the structure of the composition traces the Angelus over the course of its daily cycle.

Valery Gergiev will conduct the Swedish première on 24 Aug. The Mariinsky Orchestra will perform at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm.

The concert will be broadcast live on Swedish Radio SR P2.
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