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19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series O




19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series S



19:30 — Victoria Hall


Daniele Gatti

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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Johannes Brahms

Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva