Thu 19 Nov 2020
7:30pm | St. Stephen's Cathedral
Klaus Lang, organ
Wolfgang Kogert, organ
Peter Rundel, conductor
Klaus Lang, tönendes licht for organ and spread out orchestra (premiere) - commissioned by Wien Modern
Klaus Lang’s expertise when it comes to tuning across musical history is almost unequalled. But he’s never going to explain his music in detailed technical terms. His commentary of his own work is often fantastical, his shortest biography has a humble irony (“Klaus Lang likes to eat chocolate”), and all of this is an apt preparation for the paradoxical experience of listening to his discreet, but enigmatical and seductive music.
His new piece at last year’s festival can be described as addictive: we are glad to be able to satisfy the rising demand prominently at St. Stephen's Cathedral. The Wiener Symphoniker spread throughout St Stephen’s Cathedral and Wolfgang Kogert on the new gigant organ are playing under the direction of Peter Rundel what will be a premiere of an evening-long organ concert.