My Program: Paul Hindemith – Kammermusik No. 7, op. 46 no. 2 (1927), ‘Concerto for organ and chamber orchestra’
György Ligeti – Volumina
Igor Stravinsky – Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Anton Webern – Five Movements for string quartet, Op. 5, version for string orchestra (1929)
György Ligeti – 3 Piano Etudes
Paul Hindemith – The Four Temperaments (1940)
The case for my program: This program features several pairs of contrasting and related pieces and performers. The program features two sections of the orchestra playing separately on different halves of the program: the winds and the strings. And two keyboard soloists: an organist a pianist. It features two important concerted works of Paul Hindemith from different periods of his life. The Kammermusik is more or less an organ concerto, as the Four Temperaments is more or less a piano concerto. The program features solo works of György Ligeti. The solo these pieces are not encores stuck at the end of the program, but integral parts of the program. The program is rounded out with two iconic masterpieces from the early 20th century. Ideally the program should be played in a large sonorous church where the Webern, the Stravinsky, etc. can really ring.