When the first concert of the series founded by the composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann slightly later designated as Musica Viva took place at Munich's Prince Regent's Theatre on October 7, 1945, it marked the birth of an important new cultural event in post-war Germany. Up to the present day, this oldest concert series for new music still brings together the world's most important artists - conductors and interpreters alike - in the field of new and the newest music, also continuing to set new standards for the interpretation of new classical music with the outstanding Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. The SACD presented here is a good example of this: Ligeti's "Lontano" - a classic!; Murail's "Piano Concerto" completed in 2012 - interpreted by Pierre-Laurent; Aimard and George Benjamin's "Palimpsests" of 2002. All three works conducted by George Benjamin.