In 2014, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester commissioned a new Piano Concerto by Wolfgang Rihm, together with the Salzburg Festival and the National Symphony Orchestra – Washington DC. The world premiere took place at the Salzburg Festival on 25 August 2014, with Tzimon Barto, piano and Christoph Eschenbach, conductor – to whom the new piece was also dedicated.
With generous support from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, and in close collaboration with the Salzburg Festival and Universal Edition, this ambitious project was filmed by Myriam Hoyer, from the first rehearsals in Bolzano / Bozen to the world premiere concert in Salzburg; Wolfgang Rihm and Christoph Eschenbach talk about this fascinating new piece, and you can join the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in discovering, rehearsing and performing Wolfgang Rihm´s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Uploads start on Friday 15 May 2015; every Friday, one video clip will be uploaded:
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