Late night 5: Arditti Solo

Friday, 23. November 2018, 21:30

Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Wien

Salvatore Sciarrino © Rai Tedde

Transforming highly complex score notation into the higher magic of sound – this late-night solo recital will demonstrate just how that is done: the »Sei Capricci« for solo violin by Salvatore Sciarrino, who was born in Palermo in1947, are simply magical. In terms of virtuosity, the Sciarrino’s work multiplies the technical difficulties of Niccolò Paganini’s famous 24 Capricci. But in a live performance– when they are played by a violinist as unfazeable as Irvine Arditti – the Sicilian composer’s capricious sound paintings let the listener forget about questions of technical difficulty and gravity and open the way into a fascinating world full of mystery and nocturnal shadows. The London-based composer and painter James Clarke (whose biography also has Sicilian aspects) has dedicated a brand new, but no less virtuosic piece to Irvine Arditti with the feel of wild brushstrokes between pianissimo and fortissimo.


Irvine Arditti, Violine


James Clarke

2017-V (2017) UA

Salvatore Sciarrino

Sechs Capricci für Violine solo (1976)


Produktion Wien Modern


Friday, 23. November 2018

Late night 5: Arditti Solo

The performance has already taken place.

Festival pass accepted
Ticket prices: € 13,-

The Festival pass is valid
7% discount for members of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft, members of Ö1 Club and holders of BankCard der Erste Bank (2 tickets)
50% discount for youth members of Wiener Konzerthaus or Musikverein, school children, students, apprentices and servicemen not older than 26 (1 ticket)


Wien Modern
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 24200