ECCE Ensemble at Goethe-Institut Boston, December 6, 2014
December 8, 2014
ECCE Ensemble's next public concert program will be a portrait of Mark Andre, a French composer based in Germany and a student of Gérard Grisey and Helmut Lachenmann, among others (and not to be mistaken for Marc-André Dalbavie). Bostonians can hear the program on Monday, February 2 at the New England Conservatory, where works by John Mallia and Katarina Miljkovic will also be included; New Yorkers will be able to hear ECCE play Andre at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Friday, February 6.
I've just noticed an imprecision in this review, by the way. The opening quotation comes from an essay by Romain Rolland, but in that specific passage he is actually quoting someone else: a Dr. Max Bendiner, who wrote the words in question for the festival program book.
Oy. My chops are maybe a bit rusty.
Anyone curious to read the entire Rolland essay, "French and German Music," can find it here. Much of it seems quite dated, perhaps. but some of what Rolland claims of a world supersaturated with musical activities could be entirely contemporary. And his quick sketches of Mahler and Strauss are definitely worth reading.