Proms 2018
20 Aug 2018, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2018 Prom 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgård

Prom 51
Prom 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgård
19:30 Mon 20 Aug 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Strauss’s luminous Four Last Songs and Wagner’s shimmering Prelude to Act I of Parsifal set the tone for a concert rich in melody and orchestral beauty, which climaxes in Danish composer Per Norgard’s extraordinary, eclectic Third Symphony.
Strauss’s luminous Four Last Songs and Wagner’s shimmering Prelude to Act I of Parsifal set the tone for a concert rich in melody and orchestral beauty, which climaxes in Danish composer Per Norgard’s extraordinary, eclectic Third Symphony.

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Premiered in 1976, Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies – a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK. Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner’s exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal, and the autumnal warmth of Strauss’s Four Last Songs, sung by Swedish soprano Malin Byström.

Image: Malin Byström © Peter Knutson

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