25 October 2016

Side by Side | Wagner

Daniele Gatti, conductor

RCO meets Turin

Tickets & Programme
October 2016 Tuesday 20:30
Lingotto/Auditorio Giovanni Agnelli, Turino
Italy
past concert
Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: prelude to act 3
Richard Wagner Götterdämmerung: Tagesgrauen, Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt, Siegfrieds Tod und Trauermarsch
Alban Berg Three pieces for orchestra
Richard Wagner Prelude 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg'

RCO meets Europe, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s tour of all the EU member states, continues in Turin, with its chief conductor Daniele Gatti, a renowned Wagner specialist. It is performing the prelude to Act III of his opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg side by side with an Italian youth orchestra. From Götterdämmerung, the final work comprising the Ring cycle, the orchestra is performing ‘Morgendämmerung’, ‘Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt’ and ‘Siegfried’s Tod und Trauermarsch’.

Alban Berg was the most Romantic and traditional of all the composers of the Second Viennese School; indeed, his spectacular Drei Orchesterstücke shows just how closely akin his music is to that of Mahler. The programme closes with more Wagner: the prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger.