Totentanz - 2013

Mezzo-soprano, Baritone
and Orchestra

Commissioned by Robin Boyle in memory of Witold Lutos?awski (1913-1994) and of his wife Danuta.


3(I+II=picc.III=picc+afl).3(III=ca).3(I in Bb+A=Ebcl.II in A=bcl.III in A=bcl with low C).3(II=cbsn.III=contraforte or cbsn with low A) ? 4.3( tuba ? timp(=rototoms) ? perc(5-8): glsp/xyl/vib/mar/crot/t.bells/2 bell plates/2 gongs/4 anvils/steel sheet/2 tam-t/6-12 susp.cym/cyms/kit hi-hat/4 SD/TD (with snares)/2 military TD/taiko/kit BD/cym on BD/BD/2 swanee whistles/referee?s whistle/2 siren whistles/3 whips/2 clappers/2 plastic mcas/2 ratchets/large guero/tamb/bamboo canes/bones ? harp ? pno(=cel) ? strings

Programme Notes

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Upcoming Performances

  • March 7 2021
    Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Christianne Stotijn, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Keenlyside

Past Performances

  • July 17 2013
    Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn, Simon Keenlyside
  • July 21 2013
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn, Simon Keenlyside
  • September 28 2013
    Filharmonia Narodowa Warschau, Warsaw, Poland
    Warsaw Philharmonic, Rafał Janiak
  • March 12-14 2015
    David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA
    Christianne Stotijn, Mark Stone, New York Philharmonic
  • March 31 2015
    The Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Palace of Arts, Budapest, Hungary
    Mark Stone, Timothy Redmond, Concerto Budapest, Carolina Krogius
  • May 20 2015
    Das Meininger Theater, Meiningen, Germany
    Carolina Krogius, Dae-Hee Shin, Meininger Hofkapelle, Philippe Bach
  • October 8 2015
    Koncerthuset DR Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Christianne Stotijn, Emma Bell, Mark Stone, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Concert Choir
  • April 14-15 2016
    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Simon Keenlyside, Jennifer Johnston
  • September 18 2016
    Grosse Saal, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany
    Christianne Stotijn, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate, Adrian Eröd
  • November 3-5 2016
    Symphony Hall, Boston, USA
    Boston Symphony Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn, Simon Keenlyside
  • February 10-11 2017
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA
    Christianne Stotijn, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Keenlyside, Steven Isserlis
  • March 3 2017
    National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
    Christianne Stotijn, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Simon Keenlyside
  • October 5-6 2017
    Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Strasbourg, France
    Christianne Stotijn, Marko Letonja, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Carolina Krogius, Adrian Eröd
  • March 21-23 2018
    Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
    Christianne Stotijn, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Bjørn Waag
  • April 22 2018
    Grosser Saal, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
    Christianne Stotijn, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Simon Keenlyside
  • April 27-28 2018
    Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
    Daniel Harding, Mark Stone, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Johnston
  • October 12 & 15 2018
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Charles Owen, Christianne Stotijn, Katya Apekisheva, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Simon Keenlyside
  • October 26 2018
    Helsinki Music Centre, Paavo Hall, Helsinki, Finland
    Christianne Stotijn, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mark Stone
  • January 30-31 2019
    Philharmonie, Paris, France
    Christianne Stotijn, Daniel Harding, Mark Stone, Orchestre de Paris
  • August 31, September 3-4 2019
    Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn, Estonia
    Christianne Stotijn, Mark Stone, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

© Thomas Adès 2014