The creative scene of the 1950s and 60s presented itself as innovative, experimental and leaving the staleness of the past behind. New solutions and concepts were needed: with the Neue Nationalgalerie, Mies van der Rohe succeeded in creating a modern interpretation of the ancient podium temple; composers such as Maurice Ohana, Giacinto Scelsi, André Jolivet and Mauricio Kagel discovered percussion as an ensemble art in its own right and wrote works for it that surprised, captivated, and developed their very own appeal. In this Late Night concert with the percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Karajan Academy, the architecture and music of the time complement each other perfectly.
Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests
Stanley Dodds conductor
Music of the post-war years
Quatre Études chorégraphiques
I Riti, Ritual March for the Funeral of Achilles
Cérémonial, hommage à Varèse for 6 percussionists