Estimated duration

2 h


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“Don’t be afraid of new sounds!” says conductor Ingo Metzmacher, who has an unquenchable desire to open up new ways of listening to music.

Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Jean Sibelius: En Saga
Wolfgang Rihm: Sub-Kontur
Wolfgang Rihm: Verwandlung
Jean Sibelius: Tapiola

The maestro Metzmacher makes new sounds sound familiar and familiar sounds sound new. So what new and familiar sounds will he find in our Sibelius? And what will he find in the music of master modernist Wolfgang Rihm, the composer known for his wide stylistic palette and astonishing productivity? What is it about his expressive music that sounds so oddly familiar?