Ivan Fedele: Immagini da Escher (London premiere)
Ivan Fedele: Maja (UK premiere
Ivan Fedele's Maja is one of our time's most enchanting vocal cycles. Referring to Greek mythology, it includes alluring incantations, mysterious reverberations, sensuous lyricism and fierce virtuosity - thus evoking a uniquely poetical world. But Fedele has also a penchant for sonic mazes and fantastic paradoxes. His Escher images pays homage to the famous Dutch graphic artist, who portrayed impossible spaces and made great use of optical illusions. For musicians and audiences alike, Fedele's music is sheer delight.
Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra
Wen-Pin Chien conductor
Valentina Coladonato soprano
Unsuk Chin presenter