Jaap van Zweden and Wagner

Artist in residence Martin Fröst performs a new clarinet concerto by Anna Clyne

Jaap van Zweden conducts a concert version of Act I of Die Walküre, a high point in Wagner’s Ring cycle, and a new work by Anna Clyne.

Jaap van Zweden, image: Bert Hulselmans
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Jaap van Zweden conducts a concert version of Act I of Die Walküre, a high point in Wagner’s Ring cycle, and a new work by Anna Clyne.

This intensely romantic music, including the blissful aria ‘Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond’, leaves few unmoved.

Concert programme

  • Anna Clyne

    Weathered (clarinet concerto, co-commission, world premiere)

  • -- interval --

  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walküre: Act I

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About this concert

The Concertgebouw Orchestra has established a sterling reputation for itself when it comes to performances of Wagner’s operas in concert version. Now Jaap van Zweden is conducting Act I of Die Walküre, a high point in Wagner’s Ring cycle. In stormy weather, the hunted hero Siegmund arrives exhausted at the home of the warrior Hunding and his wife Sieglinde. Siegmund and Sieglinde instantly have a strong bond and slowly realise they are siblings… This intensely romantic music, including the blissful aria ‘Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond’, leaves few unmoved. 

A brand-new clarinet concerto by Anna Clyne features before the interval. This versatile British-American composer is one of the most frequently performed in the world. She is known for her lyrical and melodic works characterised by an expansive emotional eloquence, but her music is often playful and energetic as well. Artist in residence Martin Fröst is in his element in this exciting world premiere.