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Proms 2012 Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
20:00 Sun 12 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Schoenberg’s epic Gurrelieder – a medieval love-tragedy couched in rich post-Romanticism – is conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek.
Schoenberg’s epic Gurrelieder – a medieval love-tragedy couched in rich post-Romanticism – is conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek.

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Following Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony on the opening night of the London Olympics (Prom 18), the closing night sees another choral blockbuster. Schoenberg’s medieval love-tragedy is an early masterpiece in which his late-Romantic voluptuousness attains a radiant C major sunrise apotheosis.

Augmenting substantial BBC forces, Jukka-Pekka Saraste welcomes two guest choirs. An impressive international solo line-up is headed by New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill as Waldemar, the cursed king. German soprano Angela Denoke makes her Proms debut as Tove and Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus returns as the voice of the Wood-Dove.

There will be no interval

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Andrew McGregor talks about Schoenberg's Gurrelieder.