Concert hall in Yekaterinburg
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The Raft of the Medusa in Yekaterinburg (Ural)

The Executive Director of the Hans Werner Henze Foundation attended the performance of Das Floß der Medusa in Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk Oblast), Russia, at the invitation of the organiser. Here is his report:

I fly to Yekaterinburg via Moscow, which is already beyond the Ural Mountains, on the Asian side of Russia, for the 5th Eurasia International Music Festival, where I arrive at 10:30 at night. The press officer of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Yulia Grioryeva, will pick me up and look after me during my stay in the city. Beforehand, I had already written a longer article (in English) about The Raft of the Medusa and a welcome word for the festival's programme book.

On 28.11. I attend the rehearsal of The Raft of the Medusa in the morning; the orchestra is well rehearsed, seems concentrated and wide awake, although it has just completed an exhausting European tour (including the Elbphilharmonie and the Vienna Musikverein). It is supported by a number of German colleagues with instruments not covered by the orchestra itself: Heckelphon, bass clarinet and Wagner tuba.

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List of Works
November 2019
Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall · Yekaterinburg · Russland

Das Floß der Medusa

Das Floß der Medusa

The Raft of the “Medusa” (Das Floß der Medusa)

1968 1990 Vocal pieces
The Raft of the “Medusa” (Das Floß der Medusa)




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