A concert entitled "Mauricio Kagel – From Elegy to Two-Man Orchestra", in memory of the late composer, was held in Cologne on 14 December. The well-attended performance included both early and later works by Mauricio Kagel and featured a number of new finds: Carl Rosman (clarinet) premiered Kagel’s early pieces Elegia para clarinete solo and Pieza para clarinete solo, which date from the 1950s and were discovered posthumously among his manuscripts. His Cuatro piezas para piano have only been performed infrequently and were played for the first time in Germany by Ulrich Löffler. Another first was the world premiere of Manos Tsangaris’ Final Match, performed by the ensemble musikFabrik. This humorous composition refers back to Kagel’s film Match and his Finale for chamber orchestra. All of these previously unheard works were met with great acclaim.
Works for Piano, Prepared Piano and Toy Piano
February Pieces for Piano and Octet '61 for Jasper Johns