Skip to main content




11:00 — Conservatoire de musique de Genève

Series Chamber music



Arthur Bonzon
Michel Maillard
Michael Tschamper

Wilhem Latchoumia
Deborah Lee

George Crumb

Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for two amplified pianos and percussion

Steve Reich

Quartet, for percussion and pianos

the music

Between the radicalism of George Crumb and the repetitiveness of Steve Reich’s music, American modernity arrives in quite different forms. Born on day of the infamous «black Thursday» stockmarket crash in 1929, George Crumb passed away in early 2022, leaving behind his scores just as exciting for the eyes (with their unique graphic notation and stage directions), ears (unusual instrumental timbres) and conscience (policital activism against the Vietnam War).

Meanwhile Music for a summer evening (Makrokosmos IV) takes us on an interstellar journey inside two pianos engineered to create multiple different sounds, and a diverse group of different percussion instruments. In his Quartet, composed in 2013 for 2 vibraphones and 2 pianos, Steve Riche takes motifs from his previous works, constantly reshuffling them in the spirit of something between jazz, pop or a distant influence of Debussy with the pulsating style and syncopation for which he is famous.

OSR Live

video thumbnail

Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

video thumbnail



Yvonne Naef


György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva