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.
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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