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Beethovenfest 2010: Peter Ruzicka’s “... ÜBER DIE GRENZE” premiered in Bonn

The motto of the Beethovenfest 2010 (10.09-09.10.) is taken from Hölderlin’s elegy “Der Gang aufs Land”. In it, he is called upon to depart to a place in the future, where conventions can be overcome and boundaries explored to the depths. The focus of the festival programme is the transition between the 18th and 19th centuries, the social upheaval in which is especially apparent in Beethoven’s works. He created a universal language for the ideals of the time, but also for the individual - a language that has had a lasting influence on succeeding generations.

Peter Ruzicka, who himself has composed a piece entitled “INS OFFENE” which comes to terms with Hölderlin, has been named “Composer and Artist in Residence” of this year’s festival.

The Beethovenfest is dedicating a portrait in four parts to the composer. At the centre of this portrait, the work “… ÜBER DIE GRENZE Concerto for Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra will receive its world premiere on 15 September 2010 at the Beethovenhalle.

The interpreters will be the cellist Daniel Müller-Schott together with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under the direction of Peter Ruzicka.

Further portrait concerts with works by Ruzicka will take place on 18 September (with Dietrich Henschel singing “Acht Gesänge nach Fragmenten von Nietzsche” (Eight Songs Based on Fragments of Nietsche) and “…und möchtet ihr an mich die Hände legen”, accompanied by Michael Schäfer at the piano), on 19 September (with the Minguet Quartet performing “…FRAGMENT…” and “…ERINNERUNG UND VERGESSEN…” together with the soprano Mojca Erdmann) and on 30 September (with the Staatskapelle Weimar performing “…INS OFFENE…” under the composer’s direction).

15. September 2010
Beethovenfest, Beethovenhalle, 8 PM
World premiere: Peter Ruzicka
“... ÜBER DIE GRENZE” Concerto for violoncello and chamber orchestra
Daniel Müller-Schott (violoncello), Peter Ruzicka (conductor)
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Commissioned workk by the Beethovenfest Bonn


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