The Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne makes its performances archive available on demand with GO PLUS, the orchestra’s streaming platform, presenting a selection of entire concerts performed by the Gürzenich Orchestra from each season. The concert HD streams of the 2017/18 season, recorded live in Cologne’s Philharmonie include:
That is something François-Xavier Roth finds in Ligeti, too: musical invention on the highest abstract level and a wonderfully alienated folk aspect, obligations to an old form – in this case the concerto – but a total transformation of this model from a modern point of view. These are the reasons why these two pieces lie next to each other marvellously. On another level, the Ligeti Violin Concerto
is a piece that belongs to the Cologne heritage: It was premiered by our neighbour orchestra, the WDR Symphony. It is rare that a city has two great orchestras who are at the same time so deeply involved with the contemporary creation.
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