Mr Jurowski’s ability to highlight the Alpensinfonie’s instrumental depictions without overstating them allowed one to appreciate just how successfully Strauss had been able to integrate his pictorial evocations into a clear, cohesive structure.
The most recent performance of the full 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' came from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic, who gave a one-off concert performance at the Philharmonie following a series of performances at the Baden Baden Easter festival.
El emotivo Evangelista de Raphael Höhn, un tenor de mimbres ligeros y elegante uso del falsete, casaba a la perfección con el reflexivo y sereno Jesús de Sebastian Myrus, que finalizó su intervención con una espléndida “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein” llena de claroscuros y sentida desde lo teatral.
Director Tobias Kratzer used the stated setting of 'Arabella' as his starting point, and the first act unfolded against the backdrop of a meticulously recreated Viennese hotel.The only intrusion of the modern world was a camera crew of three so inobtrusive that they could not possibly have belonged to the same reality as the action
Hay que estar dispuesto a ver lo que está delante de uno y ver la chance que uno tiene.A veces hay gente está tan ocupada consigo mismo o con una negatividad que no es capaz de ver lo que tiene delante.
The main attraction was the German première of Mr Salonen’s Sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra, which was completed and given its first performance (in Katowice) only six days ago.With Olivier Latry on the Karl Schuke organ of the Philharmonie and spirited direction from the composer himself, the new work provided a compelling centrepiece to an evening that never lacked excitement.
What do Ligeti and his music have to say to us in our post-postmodernist age?Why do his works still fascinate us so much?This book offers new readings of core compositions such as Aventures, Lontano, Le Grand Macabre, the Hölderlin Fantasies and Galamb borong.