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Episode 5

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Claudio Abbado in Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (excerpt). Beethoven: Symphony No 3. Lanner: Four Dances. Plus Rameau and Brahms.

Claudio Abbado conducts the all-star Lucerne Festival Orchestra in Brahms and Beethoven.
One of the hottest tickets in the international music calendar is the chance to catch one of the legendary conductor Claudio Abbado's concerts at the Lucerne Festival. Here they are heard in repertoire rarely played by Abbado. There's a final instalment from Rameau's exotic Les Indes galantes and Nikolaus Harnoncourt relishes the drama in four light hearted dances by Joseph Lanner, once the rival of Johann Strauss I.

Brahms Tragic Overture in D minor, op. 81
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

c. 2.15pm
Schoenberg Orchestral Interlude and Song of the Wood Dove, from Gurrelieder
Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo-soprano),
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

c. 2.30pm
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat, op. 55 ('Eroica')
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

c.3.25pm
Rameau Les Indes Galantes Act IV: Les Sauvages
Don Alvar, a Spaniard, and Damon, a Frenchman, compete for the love of Zima, daughter of a Native American chief, who prefers one of her own people. The scene was inspired by a visit to Paris 1725 of a group of native American chiefs.

Adario..... Aimery Lefèvre (bass-baritone),
Damon..... Reinoud van Mechelen (countertenor),
Alvar..... Sydney Fierro (bass),
Zaïre..... Stéphanie Révidat (soprano),
Le Choeur du Marais,
La Simphonie du Marais
Hugo Reyne (director)

c.4.00pm
Lanner 4 Dances
Hans Jörgel Polka, op. 194
Sehnsucht Mazurka, op. 89
Die Schönbrunner, waltz, op. 200
Jagd Galopp, op. 82
Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 27 Dec 2013 14:00

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Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Tragic Overture in D minor, op. 81

    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
  • Josef Lanner

    3 Dances

    Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Orchestral Interlude and Song of the Wood Dove, from Gurrelieder

    Singer: Mihoko Fujimura. Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat, op. 55 ('Eroica')

    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes Galantes Act IV: Les Sauvages

    Orchestra: La Simphonie du Marais. Conductor: Hugo Reyne.

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