Live at the BBC Proms: Marc Albrecht conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with soloists Christine Goerke and Stephen Gould, in music by Wagner, Franck and Weber.
Live at BBC Proms: Marc Albrecht conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with soloists Christine Goerke and Stephen Gould, in music by Wagner, Franck and Weber.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz – Overture
Richard Wagner: Siegfried – Forest Murmurs
César Franck: Le chasseur maudit
c. 20:15 Interval
In the third of our series on Henry Wood, Hannah French explores the Proms founder-conductor’s relationship with Wagner’s music.
Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung – Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey; Duet 'Zu neuen Taten, teurer Helde'; Siegfried's Death and Funeral March; Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene
Christine Goerke (soprano)
Stephen Gould (tenor)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Marc Albrecht (conductor)
Composer-themed evenings were a distinctive and popular feature of Henry Wood’s early Proms seasons: if it was Monday, it was Wagner Night.
We revive this tradition with a concert whose first half explores the enchanted forest (both beguiling and darkly supernatural) – a key symbol of the German Romantic movement.
The second half presents pivotal scenes from Götterdämmerung, the climax of Wagner’s four-opera magnum opus The Ring of the Nibelung – including Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music and the vocal tour de force of Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene.