Since its founding in 1946 by the composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Bayerischer Rundfunk's Musica Viva in Munich has been one of the most prominent concert series on the international contemporary music scene.
Numerous experimental works and performances for orchestra and chamber music receive their premiere at Musica Viva.
From the start, Hartmann wanted to create a forum for the musical language of his times, and thus sought a design identity that would reflect this. Graphic designer and design scholar Günter Karl Bose has been working for Musica Viva for 20 years; his concert posters have had a major influence on the look and feel of the series, reflecting his intense visual exploration of contemporary music. This volume gathers his superb work for Musica Viva.