Home Delivery Concerts

On May 1st, 2020 Ars Electronica, in response to the Corona lock-downs, started its Home-Delivery Program with the first of a long series of concerts performed by the piano-duo Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies and accompanied by realtime visualisations from Cori O‘Lan.

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The concerts took place in the „piano-room“ of the AIxMusic exhibition of the Ars Electroncia Center which is equipped with an exquisite  Bösendorfer grand piano and a two screen panorama projection. All the concerts were streamed live on youtube and facebook. Between the pieces Maki and Dennis had live conversations with friends and colleagues (like Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Charles Amirkhanian, Laurie Anderson … ) and also the audience could ask questions and send comments.

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Home Delivery Concert #1 – May 1st, 2020 

Maurice Ravel

  • “Ma Mere L’Oye” (piano four-hands)

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • from Fidelio: „O namenlose Freude“ (arranged for piano four-hands by Alexander von Zemlinsky)

 

Home Delivery Concert #2 – May 8th, 2020

Philip Glass

  • Etude for Piano #4, #9, performed by Dennis Russel Davies
  • Etude for Piano #11, #12, performed by Maki Namekawa
  • Elergy for the Present, performed by Dennis Russel Davies
  • Stokes, (arranged for piano four-hands by Dennis Russel Davies and Maki Namekawa)

Home Delivery Concert #3 – May 15th, 2020

Igor Stravinsky

  • „L’Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird) – Suite“ (arranged for piano four hands by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa)

Dmitri Shostakovich

  • “Walz” (piano four-hands)
  • “Polka” (piano four-hands)

 

Home Delivery Concert #4 – May 22nd, 2020

Steve Reich

  • Piano Phase

J.S. Bach

  • Chorale Prelude – Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106
  • Chorale Prelude – Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 525

arranged for piano four-hands by György Kurtag

 

Home Delivery Concert #5 – May 29th, 2020

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • 3 Marches for piano four-hands op. 45

Arvo Pärt

  • Hymn to a Great City, for two pianos
  • Pari Intervalo, for piano four-hands

J.S. Bach

  • Chorale Prelude – O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656
    arranged for piano four-hands by György Kurtag

 

Home Delivery Concert #6 – June 5th, 2020

Philip Glass

  • Etude for Piano #5, #10 performed by Dennis Russell Davies
  • Etude for Piano #16, #20 performed by Maki Namekawa
  • Orphée (Interlude), for piano four-hands
  • Voyage (Interlude), four piano four-hands

 

Home Delivery Concert #7 – June 12th, 2020

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
aus „Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)“, arranged for piano four-hands by Alexander von Zemlinsky

  • Act II Finale, „Bald prangt den Morgen zu verkünden“
  • Act II Aria, „Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen“
  • Act II Aria, „In diesen heil’gen Hallen kennt man die Rache nicht“
  • Act II Adagio „Marsch“

 

Home Delivery Concert #8 – June 19th, 2020

John Cage

  • The Seasons
    Prelude I, Winter
    Prelude II, Spring
    performed by Dennis Russell Davies
  • Suite for Toy Piano
    performed by Maki Namekawa
  • Experiences I (for two pianos)

Laurie Anderson

  • Song for Bob
    performed by Dennis Russell Davies

Elliot Goldenthal

  • Gigue Diabolique
    performed by Maki Namekawa

 

Home Delivery Concert #9 – June 26th, 2020

Kurt Schwertsik

  • „6 Macbeth Pieces for Piano four-hands“ (20.10 min)
    Realtime Visualisation: Gregor Woschitz

Joep Beving

  • Midwayer
  • Hanging D

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • from Fidelio: „Euch werde Lohn in besseren Tagen“arranged for piano four-hands by Alexander von Zemlinsky

 

 

Home Delivery Concert #10 – July 14th, 2020

Igor Stravinsky

  • „L’Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird)“
    Arrangement for piano four hands: Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa, (50.00 min)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
aus „Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)“, arranged for piano four-hands by Alexander von Zemlinsky

  • Act I, „Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja“

 

 

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