Ligeti’s Atmosphères leapt into public consciousness after Stanley Kubrick’s unauthorised inclusion in the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Perfectly capturing the endless expanse of space, this work defies conventional music structure. In his own words wishing to “write music without beginning or end”, Ligeti instead seamlessly layers sustained textures, creating an exquisitely all-enveloping sound world. PROGRAM LIGETI Atmosphères ARTISTS Clark Rundell, conductor Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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Play video Thomas Hutchinson: Strauss Oboe Concerto
Thomas Hutchinson: Strauss Oboe Concerto
MSO’s Associate Principal Oboe Thomas Hutchinson steps out to perform Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto.
Play video Dale Barltrop: Brandenburg Concerto No.1
Dale Barltrop: Brandenburg Concerto No.1
MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop play-directs the MSO through the glorious Brandenburg Concerto No.1.
Play video Dale Barltrop: Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Dale Barltrop: Brandenburg Concerto No.3
MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop play-directs the MSO through the thrilling Brandenburg Concerto No.3.
Play video Unsuk Chin’s Puzzles and Games
Unsuk Chin’s Puzzles and Games
Experience the esotericism of Unsuk Chin’s Puzzles and Games from MSO’s Metropolis Festival.
Play video Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
Relive the celebrations of Bernstein’s centenary with the Chichester Psalms under the expert baton of Bramwell Tovey.
Play video MSO and Australian String Quartet: Death and the Maiden
MSO and Australian String Quartet: Death and the Maiden
2017 Ensemble in Residence, the Australian String Quartet, join the MSO to perform Schubert’s penultimate string quartet.