Netherlands Chamber Choir & Quatuor Danel

2 February 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Here and Now

Netherlands Chamber Choir & Quatuor Danel Presented by Liszt Academy

Lera Auerbach: Goetia 72 – In umbra lucis

Netherlands Chamber Choir
Quatuor Danel: Marc Danel, Gilles Millet (violin), Vlad Bogdanas (viola), Yovan Markovitch (cello)
Conductor: Peter Dijkstra

Soviet-Russian-born, American pianist-composer Lera Auerbach is a defining composer of our day, with her works being performed by the world’s leading symphonic orchestras (New York and Tokyo Philharmonics), soloists (Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, Hilary Hahn, Kim Kashkashian) and choirs (Arnold Schönberg Choir, Choristers of St. Paul’s Cathedral). Her composition for choir and string quartet Goetia 72 was inspired by the demonic world. According to occult tradition, when King Solomon the Wise triumphed over the demons, he sealed all 72 of them in a copper barrel and dropped it into a lake. However, later on the barrel was opened and the demons scattered throughout the world. The subtitle of the Auerbach piece – In umbra lucis (In the Shadow of Light) – is a clear reference that it is the counterpart of her previous composition, 72 angels – In splendore lucis (In the Brilliance of Light), also performed in the Solti Hall in 2018: the two works complement and presuppose each otherlike light and shade.

The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900, 3 900