Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Anton Webern: Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1
Anton Webern: Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30
Igor Stravinsky: Le Chant du Rossignol
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor
The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY was founded in 2004 by Pierre Boulez in conjunction with the Festival’s executive director Michael Haefliger. Since then, some 130 highly gifted young musicians from all corners of the globe have gathered together every summer in Lucerne. Working together in daily rehearsals, workshops, and lessons, the participants are trained in basic skills for performing contemporary music. The teaching staff is made up of members of the Parisian Ensemble intercontemporain, one of the most celebrated ensembles in the field of modern music.
The 2010 Academy repertoire was recorded live during rehearsals and concerts of the Academy in summer 2010. The double CD is the only audio recording of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra under the baton of renowned maestro Pierre Boulez – available worldwide.
„ … with the charismatic father figure of Pierre Boulez, the Lucerne Festival’s director, Michael Haefliger, has secured the services of a musical personality who is uniquely capable of integrating modernism into the world of music.“ – Neue Zürcher Zeitung
“… brilliantly programmed and gorgeously played …” BBC Music Magazine