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Schoenberg's Gurrelieder

From Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, Tom Redmond presents a performance of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, with soloists joining the BBC Philharmonic, Halle and choirs under Mark Elder.

Mark Elder conducts the combined forces of the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra and choirs for a performance of Schoenberg's 'Gurrelieder'.

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Brandon Jovanovich, tenor (Waldemar)
Emily Magee, soprano (Tove)
Alice Coote, mezzo (Wood Dove)
Graham Clark, tenor (Klaus the Fool)
James Creswell, bass (Peasant)
Thomas Allen, speaker
Hallé Choir
Edinburgh Festival Chorus and London Philharmonic Choir (men's voices)
BBC Philharmonic
Hallé Orchestra
Mark Elder, conductor

Continuing their tradition of musical collaboration, the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic orchestras close their respective Bridgewater Hall seasons with a rare performance of Schoenberg's gigantic 'Gurrelieder'. Richly Romantic and exquisitely lyrical, the piece draws us into a unique and all-embracing sound landscape. A setting of poetry by Jens Peter Jacobson, the libretto of this epic work is based on an ancient Danish saga; a tale of illicit love, jealousy and murder, set at the castle of Gurre in north Zealand. This performance features an all-star vocal line-up and massive choral forces as well as the combined warmth and power of two orchestras.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arnold Schoenberg


    Performer: Sir Thomas Allen. Performer: Graham Clark. Performer: Alice Coote. Performer: James Creswell. Performer: Brandon Jovanovich. Performer: Emily Magee. Choir: Hallé Choir. Choir: Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: Hallé. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Post-concert

    • Edward Elgar

      Nursery Suite

      Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.


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