A short introduction to the Prelude to Act 1 from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
Royal Festival Hall 2014/15
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Flight of the spirit
Barbara Hannigan performs new music from Magnus Lindberg
Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune*
Magnus Lindberg Accused: three interrogations for soprano & orchestra
Wagner Prelude to Act 1, Tristan und Isolde
Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Barbara Hannigan soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
*Please note a change of work from originally advertised
**Jointly commissioned for Barbara Hannigan by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio France, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and Carnegie Hall, 2014, and written while Composer-in-Residence with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The musical visionary Alexander Scriabin couldn’t find a strong enough literary inspiration for the culmination to his symphonic journey, The Poem of Ecstasy. So he wrote his own. The resulting poem told of the universe being ‘embraced by enveloping flames’ only to free itself through divine power, ‘resounding with the joyful cry, I am!’ But Scriabin’s outlandish words pale next to the swirling colours and heady perfumes of his music. This concert of intense musical creations also includes a world premiere from new Composer in Residence, Magnus Lindberg, with texts based on gripping extracts from an interrogation of a victim of the turbulent events surrounding the French revolution, as well as transcripts of a Stasi interrogation in East Germany during the 1960s and the trial of Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning.
Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.
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