Valentin Silvestrov

Together with Korzo, Matangi Quartet stages a new festival for ‘unheard of’ music: (UN)heard Music festival. A brand new, multidisciplinary classical music festival for works that deserve more attention. This first edition features music by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. In addition to masterpieces from Silvestrov ’s oeuvre, four works receive their premiere.

To conclude the first edition of the (Un)heard Music Festival, Matangi Quartet pairs two beautiful string quartets; Alfred Schnittke’s Third String Quartet and Silvestrov’s First String Quartet. We hope you will join us for a resounding conclusion to the festival!

Valentin Silvestrov, the festival’s composer in residence, specially compiled a marathon program for Matangi. Together with the composer, you will enjoy a number of his own favourite compositions and world premieres! Matangi Quartet performs the Dutch premiere of his Third String Quartet, and Saskia Lankhoorn plays a few new Bagatellen for piano solo. Baritone Wiebe-Pier Cnossen and pianist Wolfert Bredenrode perform the song Window for the first time on stage.

Together with Korzo, Matangi Quartet stages a new festival for ‘unheard of’ music: (UN)heard Music festival. A brand new, multidisciplinary classical music festival for works that deserve more attention. This first edition features music by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. In addition to masterpieces from Silvestrov ’s oeuvre, four works receive their premiere.

Valentin Silvestrov decided to compose tonally in 1971. Coincidentally, Simeon ten Holt made the same decision that year. This choice resulted in very inspired and powerful music that is not often performed. The opening concert presents a number of Silvestrov ’s famous Silent Songs, combined with known and unknown works by Simeon ten Holt, Vladimir Godar, and Alfred Schnittke. De Dutch Don’t Dance Division dances a wonderful ‘pas-de-deux’ to Ground by Vladimir Godar.

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