Bachtrack logo

Composer: Aperghis, Georges (b. 1945)

Fact file
Year of birth1945
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
Latest reviewsSee more...

Personal becomes political at MaerzMusik Berlin

Ensemble Resonanz © Tobias Schult
Aperghis’ migrants and a new arrangement of Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared by Schöllhorn were well-handled treatments of their subject matter, yet burdened by an overwrought conceptual framework.
***11
Read more

In Europe series, Klangforum Wien surveys Greece

Iannis Xenakis in 1975, by The Friends of Xenakis
Give the Austrian body politic a victim complex to nurse, and it will gladly let off xenophobic steam. By now this well-oiled masquerade is possessed with Pavlovian inevitability. So nothing unusual then, when populist indignation about perceived Austrian vulnerability to the ongoing Greek crisis rapidly descended into ugly national stereotyping.Measured relatively, this has been a mild outbreak.
*****
Read more

Exaudi at Kings Place

Members of EXAUDI,  ©  David Jensen
In a pre-performance discussion, the vocal ensemble Exaudi's director James Weeks promised us that they were not just going to stand in a line for their Kings Place performance. And they were true to his word; the singers performed from all parts of the intimate Hall Two and created an immersive, involved listening experience.
****1
Read more

Aperghis' Situations in Berlin

Klangforum Wien © Lukas Beck
Emilio Pomárico und das Klangforum Wien sorgen mit Aperghis für einen Höhepunkt bei MaerzMusik in Berlin.
***11
Read more

Aperghis at Night

Uli Fussenegger © Daniel Pufe
Programm zu später Stunde: Nach einer eiligen Reise von der Orangerie im hügeligen Süden Darmstadts zur Centralstation in der Innenstadt erwartete die Zuhörer ein fesselndes Konzert mit Werken von Georges Aperghis, von dem man nicht auch nur einen kleinen Moment verpassen wollte.
*****
Read more