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Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder in a concert given at the Usher Hall as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

Recorded at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder from the Edinburgh Festival

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Schoenberg's epic cantata sets a legendary love-tale to music which begins in the lush pastures of 19th century Wagnerianism, and ends with a foreshadowing of the modernist musical landscape to come. This performance is the closing concert of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival and also marks the final performance of Donald Runnicles as chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Anja Kampe (soprano)
Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano)
Simon O'Neill (tenor)
Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)
Iain Paterson (bass baritone)
Thomas Quasthoff (speaker)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus (Christopher Bell, chorus master)
Donald Runnicles (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    • Arnold Schoenberg

      Gurrelieder

      Performer: Anja Kempe. Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon O’Neill. Performer: Anthony Dean Griffey. Performer: Iain Paterson. Performer: Thomas Quasthoff. Choir: Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
  • Post-concert

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Sonata for piano no. 3 (Op.58) in B minor

      Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
      • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
      • London.
      • 5.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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