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Wagner-Strauss-Gatti

Wednesday

05.10.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series O

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Thursday

06.10.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series S

Friday

07.10.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

Programme

Daniele Gatticonductor

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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GUSTAV MAHLER

Symphonie N° 5

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 16 February 2022 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N°9 with choir for the finale of « Ode to Joy»

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 11 June 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

Highlights

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