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Lera Auerbach: German Premiere of “Icarus“ in Stuttgart

Following the premiere on 18 July 2011 at the Verbier Festival, the German premiere of Lera Auerbach's "Icarus" will take place on 9 November 2011. This work essentially consists of the two final movement of her Symphony No. 1 "Chimera."

The work will be presented by the Stuttgart Philharmonic directed by Gabriel Feltz at the Gustav-Siegle-Haus in Stuttgart.

The Icarus myth has preoccupied Western art time and time again. It tells of the high-spirited cockiness of the boy Icarus, son of Daedalus who built artificial wings for himself and his son, attaching them with wax to their bodies and thus enabling them to escape imprisonment on Crete. High up in the air, Icarus felt godlike and ascended ever higher towards the sun, so that the wings began to melt and he finally fell abruptly into the sea.

9 November 2011
Gustav-Siegle-Haus, 8 PM (Introduction 7 PM)
German premiere: Lera Auerbach
”Icarus“ for orchestra
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker
Gabriel Feltz (direction)


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