16, 17, 19 January 2020

Man and myth

Skryabin’s Prometheus

Nelsons conducts Beethoven

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Changed start time concert on 19 January 2020

Due to the technical preparation time required for the light in Skrjabins Prometheus, the concert will start one hour later than usual on Sunday, 19 January 2020.
The concert starts at 15:15 hrs.

January 2020 Thursday 20:00
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
past concert
January 2020 Friday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
January 2020 Sunday 15:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Ludwig van Beethoven Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus
Brett Dean Dramatis personae
Alexander Skrjabin Prometheus

Andris Nelsons is leading the Concertgebouworkest in a programme dedicated to the intriguing mythological figure of Prometheus as part of the thematic concert series Man and Myth. In addition to Beethoven and Skryabin’s Prométhée for light organ, piano, chorus and orchestra, Brett Dean’s spectacular trumpet concerto Dramatis personae also features on the programme.

Aeschylus and Prometheus

In the thematic series Man and Myth, the Concertgebouworkest is focusing on mythological figures who have had a major influence on our culture thanks to the great Greek tragedians. Aeschylus described the intriguing figure of Prometheus who stole fire to give it to man and who is the focal point of this programme.

Andris Nelsons

Andris Nelsons is conducting Prométhée, le poème du feu, a large-scale symphonic poem by Skryabin scored not just for symphony orchestra, but also for piano and chorus, while a light organ provides colours to accompany the music. In the only ballet Beethoven ever wrote, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Prometheus imparts art and civilisation to mankind. The conflict between the masses and a leader forms the basis of Brett Dean’s trumpet concerto Dramatis personae, which culminates in an exciting dialogue between soloist Håkan Hardenberger and the Concertgebouworkest.

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