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Live from City Halls, Glasgow, Jamie MacDougall presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles performing Strauss's war requiem for strings, Metamorphosen.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Strauss Metamorphosen and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde Act 3.

Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a superb international cast complete their 3 concert journey diving deep into the glowing heart of Wagner's epic love story. The third and final Act starts where Act 2 left off - Tristan dying, betrayed and alone sees visions that Isolde's love might redeem him. And so it will: but in a way more terrible and more beautiful than either of them had imagined. Act 3 is evocatively paired in the first half of the concert with Richard Strauss's world-changing vision, his war requiem for Strings, Metamorphosen. This concert plays some of the most life changing music ever written as we travel through darkness to light, and gain release from the passions that torment the fated lovers.

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

Petra Maria Schnitzer (soprano) ..... Isolde
Robert Dean Smith (tenor) ..... Tristan
Lioba Braun (mezzo) ..... Brangäne
Matthew Best (bass) ..... King Mark
Andrew Rees (tenor) ..... Melot
Benedict Nelson (Baritone)... Helmsman
Ben Johnson (Tenor)...Shepherd

Donald Runnicles, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

40 minutes

Last on

Thu 11 Apr 2013 19:30

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