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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

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.

Performers:
Philharmonia Orchestra
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

Repertoire:
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Part of the Salonen Series.


28/06/2018 19:30 - 28/06/2018 21:30

Place
London

Street address
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1

Links
Southbank Centre
Philharmonia Orchestra

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Updated 15/08/2017


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