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World Premiere
Het Concertgebouw (7pm), Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Klaus Mäkelä
Press Quotes

“Unsuk Chin’s subito con forza, a brief five-minute curtain-raiser written for the 2020 Beethoven anniversary year, takes a gesture from the composer’s “Coriolan” Overture and dances it around through a series of oratorical pronouncements and clattery percussion.”
San Francisco Chronicle

"...an orchestral miniature haunted by Beethovenian gestures. Emphatic opening chords, familiar rhythmic patterns, comically repetitive sequences: these all sounded anew amid Chin's own exquisite orchestral palette - icy shivers of strings, rasping woodwind and ghostly muted trumpets."
The Guardian

“Effective and eerie, with plenty happening in five teeming minutes. Chin’s ear for colour is her greatest weapon.”
The Times

“References to [Beethoven’s] works fizzed in, then imploded—the brass passing the parcel of the Fifth Symphony’s opening rhythm, or the Emperor Concerto’s flourishes derailing—and Chin’s fresh-spirited reinvention of Beethoven’s inner dramatic instinct was seriously impressive.”



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