Xenakis Centenary

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir

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Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Pedro Amaral Conductor
Varoujan Bartikian Cello
Inês Tavares Lopes Conductor of the Gulbenkian Choir

Iannis Xenakis
1. Procession aux eaux claires
2. Le Sacrifice
3. Metastaseis

Olivier Messiaen
1. Introduction
2. Strophe I
3. Antistrophe I
4. Strophe II
5. Antistrophe II
6. Epode
7. Coda

Pierre Boulez
1. Très lent
2. Très rapide
3. Sans tempo, libre
4. Aussi rapide que possible

Iannis Xenakis

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The centenary of the birth of Iannis Xenakis in 2022 will be commemorated at the Gulbenkian Foundation with an ambitious programme that reveals his unusual qualities in the various fields he excelled in during the 20th century – mathematics, architecture, engineering and, of course, composing. In this first immersive concert of Xenakis’s work, the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra will perform two of his iconic pieces, Anastenaria and Pithoprakta, examples of his exploration of Greek culture and science, complemented by pieces from Pierre Boulez and their mentor Olivier Messiaen.

Hearing Guide

  • By Benoît Gibson

Mecenas Principal Gulbenkian Música

Mecenas Orquestra Gulbenkian


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