Mahlers’ Rückert-Lieder

11 Jun 2021 20:15

Venue:
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Presenter:
AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert

Ensemble:
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

Conductor:
Markus Stenz

Artists:
Sophie Harmsen
(mezzo-soprano)

The Radio Philharmonic orchestra will be combining Berg with Mahler, a logical choice considering that Theo Verbey based his instrumentation of Berg’s Sonata op. 1 on the exceptionally varied orchestral sound of Mahler and Berg. According to Theo, “during the opening of this instrumentation, even the boundary between chamber and orchestral music is erased: the piece begins as a string quartet.”

Markus Stenz, who will conduct this programme, also conducted the world premieres of Theo’s Clarinet Concerto and the Trombone Concerto.



Program:

Alban Berg: Sonata op. 1

Gustav Mahler: Rückertliederen

Robert Schumann: Tweede symfonie