Login   Sign Up 
 


Site Search.


New Members
  prettyliebe (30/10)
  filfil (30/10)
  falcorps (29/10)
  TVL (28/10)
  manu71 (27/10)

   » Full C:T Members List


Other Resources
News Archive






Shadowtime

 21 July 2005 at 8:00pm 

Shadowtime

Lincoln Center
140 West 65th Street NY, NY 10023
United States
http://www.lincolncenter.org

Frédéric Fisbach director
Jurjen Hempel conductor
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam
Nicolas Hodges piano
Mats Scheidegger guitar


The year is 1940; the place is just over the French border in the Pyrenees Mountains. The time is one crucial moment – the moment between life and death of a hero of intellectual adventure. Thus opens Shadowtime, composer Brian Ferneyhough’s first opera, a bold musical reflection on the legacy and demise of German Jewish cultural philosopher, Walter Benjamin. High concept and high jinks combine in this impressionistic piece with a cycle of seven thematically linked but remarkably diverse musical sections. With a libretto blending poetry and rhyme by poet virtuoso Charles Bernstein, Shadowtime explores the major themes of Benjamin’s work, including the nature of language and the power and possibilities of transformational politics. Performed in English with English supertitles.


Brian Ferneyhough : Shadowtime
Location


Review this Concert

Posted by David Bruce


< < Back < <