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Peter Ruzicka’s “CLOUDS“: Premiere of the New Version for Big Orchestra with String Quartet

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin will present the premiere of the new version of Peter Ruzicka’s “CLOUDS” for big orchestra with string quartet. This version for big orchestra has given its world premiere at the Rheingau Musik Festival 2012. On 4 May 2013 the DSO Berlin will play under the direction of the composer in the Philharmonie in Berlin. The 2012 composed original version for big orchestra is an commissioned work by the Hessischer Rundfunk (Hessian Broadcasting Company).

Peter Ruzicka on “CLOUDS”:
“My music is embarking on a search for an imaginary, remote sound; it approaches this sound without ever completely reaching it. The path towards it leads through clouds of sound: crystalline musical shapes that appear to obstruct the view in various formations and densities. A vehement outbreak of the entire orchestra covers the sonic discourse. Ultimately, we enter fields of memory of past events. Increasingly fragile, musically over-painted shapes line the path. And gradually the music seems to turn back …”.

4 May 2013
Philharmonie, 8 PM (Introduction to the concert: 6:55 PM)
Premiere: Peter Ruzicka
”CLOUDS“ – New version for big orchestra with string quartet
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Peter Ruzicka (direction)


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