What to expect:
Maurice Ravel: Entre cloches from Sites auriculaires for two pianos
Oliver Knussen: Prayer Bell Sketch
Harrison Birtwistle: from Harrison Clocks
Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen für zwei Klaviere
Music was the only way for him to express his yearning.
In 1943 Olivier Messiaen met the beautiful young pianist Yvonne Loriod, who was to become his second wife only in 1962. For 19 years their relationship was impossible, since Messiaen was a married man and a Catholic, faithful to his critically ill wife until her death in 1959. Music was the only way for him to express his yearning for Yvonne, especially when the two performed his seven visions of “Amen” for two pianos, composed in 1943 as a cosmic celebration of love.
The performance lasts 60-70 minutes without an interval.
Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66
Ö1 Clubmembers: 10% off for two tickets
Ö1 Intro: the "Kultüröffner" for everybody younger than 30
Standard-subscribers: 10% off for two tickets
U27: 50% off for people younger than 27
Radiobroadcast: Tu, August 12, 07.30pm, Ö1