On the 15th December Peter Rundel makes a guest appearance with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as part of the musica viva concert series in the Munich Herkulessaal. As well as the premiere of Ondřej Adámek’s new violin concerto Follow me with soloist Isabelle Faust, the GrauSchumacher Piano Duo will give the first German performance of Christophe Bertrand’s Vertigo.
This concerto for two pianos and orchestras was written in 2007, three years before the French composer’s untimely death, and premiered at Festival Musica. Writing about the work, the composer said: “Vertigo is my first confrontation with what you could call large-scale form.” The title refers in part to Hitchcock’s film: “… since I too am afraid of the void (of silence), and the twenty minutes of the work know no respite, no dead time. No silence, no slowness.”