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Wagner-Strauss-Gatti

Wednesday

05.10.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series O

Partenaire de saison

Thursday

06.10.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series S

Friday

07.10.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series R

programme

Daniele Gatti
direction

Richard Wagner

Götterdämmerung (symphonic extracts)

Richard Strauss

Ein Heldenleben (A hero's life), tone poem Op. 40


the music

The great Wagnerian conductor invited for this evening presents a fascinating comparison of the mythical heros of Germanic legends versus Ricard Strauss’s solitary hero in a kind of barely hidden musical autobiography. Freeing themselves from the dominance of the voices, the symphonic extracts from Götterdämmerungoffer a rare opportunity to completely savour the thousands of spells cast in Wagner’s dazzling orchestration.

In the vast symphonic poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s life), the hero becomes the artist creating the work, threatened by the misunderstanding of his contempories in a story told at times with naivety or a touch of humour. Lavishly illustrated with self-portraits, the work consists of sequential parts, just like a symphony that does not bear it’s name.



the venues

OSR Live

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JONATHAN NOTT

Conductor

Yvonne Naef

mezzo-soprano

György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott

direction

Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva