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.
Please note there are English surtitles for this event.
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm, pre-concert talk. A talk by writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley on Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder. Admission free.
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