Jonas Kaufmann © Julian Hargreaves (Ausschnitt)
Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
For their new song recital, Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch turn to works of Austrian and German romanticism and early modernism. And from Franz Liszt’s extensive and pianistically demanding songs, they will be performing settings of poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Heinrich Heine: great literature set to music by one of the great individualists, who, in meticulously tracing the texts, replaced the regular stanza construction with myriad new smaller forms.
Monday, 24. September 2018, 07.30 PM
Teodor Currentzis © Nadya Rosenbaum (Ausschnitt)
SWR Symphonieorchester / Currentzis «Mahler: Symphony No. 3»
This year Teodor Currentzis begins the cycle with Mahler’s Third — and ostensibly longest — Symphony. Arnold Schoenberg described it as a work of «the most uncompromising truthfulness», and one which offered a glimpse into Mahler’s soul. The heterogeneous brittleness of the six-movement work has challenged generations of conductors – so we can be all the more excited to hear the interpretation of the creative genius from Perm.
Tuesday, 25. September 2018, 07.30 PM
Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendryckx
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées / Collegium Vocale Gent / Herreweghe «Mozart: Requiem»
When Philippe Herreweghe speaks of «great» music, he likes to talk about his love for the architecture of a work, be it by Bach, Josquin, Beethoven or Mozart. After his performances of Bach and Beethoven last season, the period performance specialist and his ensembles, the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and the Collegium Vocale Gent, will turn their attention to two of Mozart’s greatest scores: the opus ultimum, the Requiem, and the «Jupiter-Symphony».
Sunday, 21. October 2018, 07.30 PM