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Philippe Jordan

Philippe Jordan © Johannes Ifkovits

Nicole Car

Nicole Car © Yan Bieney

Wiener Philharmoniker / Car / Jordan

Monday 15 January 2024
Großer Saal



Wiener Philharmoniker

Nicole Car, Sopran

Philippe Jordan, Dirigent


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Ouverture »Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt« op. 27 (1828/1834)

Ernest Chausson

Poème de l'amour et de la mer op. 19 (1882–1890)


Benjamin Britten

Four sea interludes op. 33a (Peter Grimes) (1945)

Claude Debussy

La mer. Drei symphonische Skizzen (1903–1905)

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A sea of sounds

The sea is a place of longing and a force of nature at the same time. It fascinates and inspires mankind. This is also reflected in music. In mid-January, the Vienna Philharmonic under Philippe Jordan and with the Australian soprano and Konzerthaus debutante Nicole Car let a maritime breeze blow through the Great Hall. In addition to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's overture »Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt«, based on poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ernest Chausson's orchestral song cycle »Poème de l'amour et de la mer« and Benjamin Britten's »Four sea interludes« will be heard. Britten was musically born with the sea in his cradle, so to speak: He grew up on the North Sea coast and spent most of his life by the sea. Thus it is also the place of action of his 1945 opera »Peter Grimes«, and the four opera interludes describe it at different times of day and under different weather conditions. Claude Debussy also set a monument to the oceans with »La mer«: his three symphonic sketches are among the most popular works of the 20th century.

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