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
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
Edinburgh Festival Chorus and London Philharmonic Choir (men's voices)
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.