23 August & 3, 4 September 2018

Berg's Altenberg Lieder

Anett Fritsch, soprano

Honeck conducts Bruckner 3

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August 2018 Thursday 20:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
September 2018 Monday 20:00
Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
past concert
September 2018 Tuesday 20:00
Philharmonie, Berlin
past concert
Anton Webern Fünf Sätze - No. I-IV
Alban Berg Altenberg-lieder
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 3
Bruckner's Third Symphony

The Concertgebouworkest performs Anton Bruckner's Third Symphony, preceded by two classics of the Second Viennese School: Webern's Five Movements and Berg's Altenberg Lieder. Bruckner dedicated his majestic Third Symphony to his hero Richard Wagner. The premiere in Vienna was led by Bruckner himself, who was an inexperienced conductor. In dribs and drabs the audience deserted the hall, even some of the orchestra took their leave. A small group of admirers remained, including a seventeen-year-old Gustav Mahler. So went the unlikely debut of a triumphal piece: the Third is now viewed as Bruckner's first major masterpiece. 

Anton Webern's Five Movements and Alban Berg's Altenberg Lieder

Symphony No. 3 is preceded by two works that lovingly escort nineteenth-century Romanticism to the door. In his Five Movements for String Quartet Webern strips the Viennese waltz and the yearning melodic lines of Bruckner and Mahler of their romantic ballast, keeping only the lonely and melancholic essence. The very short middle piece still sounds modern today. Soprano Anett Fritsch performs her debut with the orchestra in Alban Berg's masterful Altenberg Lieder - expressive musical postcards reporting on the turbulent life in Vienna in between two eras.

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