The Philharmonia performs Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy, Gurrelieder with Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Schoenberg’s epic masterpiece is scored for soloists, chorus and huge orchestral forces, including a part for iron chains.
The composer found inspiration for his `songs of Gurre’ in a Danish dramatic poem which tells of the legendary King Waldemar and his love for Tove, the murderous jealousy of Queen Helwig, Waldemar’s condemnation and ghostly night rides, and a final spiritual reconciliation through the healing powers of nature.
Salonen conducts a full concert performance of this work, which he released with the Philharmonia in 2009, to great acclaim.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano
Robert Dean Smith tenor
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke tenor
David Soar bass
Barbara Sukowa speaker
chorus to be announced
Part of the Salonen Series.
28/06/2018 19:30 - 28/06/2018 21:30
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1