Master Class in Conducting with Peter Eötvös and Pierre Boulez

In two different Master Classes several young and highly talented conductors will study and rehearse the following works in theory lessons, and rehearsals with Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös, the composer-in-residence Philippe Manoury, musicologists, the instrumental coaches of the Ensemble intercontemporain, and the young musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra. The Master Class is open to listeners against a course fee.


Master Class in Conducting 1 with Peter Eötvös

20 August − 26 August 2012

Monday, 20 August – Sunday, 26 August 2012
Arrival Day: Sunday, 19 August 2012
Departure Day: Monday, 27 August 2012

Charles Ives (1874–1954)
Symphony No. 4

Charles Ives's Fourth Symphony is a major work by this American maverick. It traces the journey of salvation history, from wordly doubt to a vision of religious experience—and in the process combines such disparate elements as church hymns, military music, and folk song into a complex, many-layered score. From the young conductors in his master class, Peter Eötvös will select several participants with whom he will perform Ives's Symphony in the KKL concert hall.

Peter Eötvös, Conductor and Supervisor
Wolfgang Rathert, Musicologist (Work Analysis)
Musicians of the Ensemble intercontemporain, Instrumental Coaches

Master Class in Conducting 2 with Pierre Boulez

01 September − 07 September 2012

Saturday, 01 September – Friday, 07 September 2012
Arrival Day: Friday, 31 August 2012
Departure Day: Saturday, 08 September 2012

Philippe Manoury (*1952)
“Sound and Fury”
Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951)
“Erwartung,” Op. 17

The works of French composer Philippe Manoury, this year's composer-in-residence, will be one focus of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in 2012—and of Pierre Boulez's Master Class in Conducting. Together with a selected group of young conductors, Boulez will rehearse Manoury's orchestral piece “Sound and Fury” among other. Participants can additionally experience this work in a definitive performance on 7 September led by Boulez himself.

Pierre Boulez, Artistic Director and Supervisor
Philippe Manoury, Composer
Musicians of the Ensemble intercontemporain, Instrumental Coaches