Composer, conductor and music director of Paris’ Ensemble Intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher skirts the cutting edge with his own expressive Five Pieces for Orchestra, a tribute to the Second Viennese School.  Pierre Boulez’ tribute to Stravinsky pairs natural acoustics against manipulated electronics in a shimmering wash of sound. Pintscher is joined by Ensemble Intercontemporain colleague Jérôme Comte for a spellbinding Concerto by Unsuk Chin, a South Korean native who moved to Germany to study with György Ligeti. Her innovative masterpiece for clarinet expertly swings from dreamlike to brash, from Asian folk tunes to jazz at a moment’s notice.

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