23 April 2021

Matthias Goerne, baritone

Schubert, Strauss, Glanert

Van Zweden and Beethoven 5

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April 2021 Friday 20:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Franz Schubert An Sylvia, D891
Franz Schubert Tränenregen (orchestration Webern)
Detlev Glanert Der Einsiedler (commission, world premiere)
Richard Strauss Ruhe, meine Seele
Richard Strauss Morgen!
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Jaap van Zweden conducting the Concertgebouworkest in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony promises to be a musical event of the first order. Especially when the renowned baritone Matthias Goerne is singing Schubert, Strauss and a world premiere by Detlev Glanert.

Jaap van Zweden and Beethoven’s Fifth

Conductor Jaap van Zweden needs no introduction. The same goes for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The ingenious structure based on the most famous four notes in the history of Western music would become the archetypal symphony for many. Although the score is underpinned by the scantiest of thematic material, it is brimming with rhythmic energy and emotional vistas. Even a work performed as often as the Fifth is never ‘finished’, in the sense that no two performances are ever the same, and every conductor adds personal nuances. So how will Jaap van Zweden approach it?

Boundless melancholy

Matthias Goerne’s lied interpretations are considered to be among the best in the world. He conveys the boundless melancholy of the lieder of Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss like no other. With the Concertgebouworkest Goerne presents the world premiere of Detlev Glanert’s Der Einsiedler as a welcome addition to Schubert’s Lieder An Sylvia and Tränenregen and  Richard Strauss’s Ruhe, meine Seele and Morgen! Glanert’s earlier commissions for the Concertgebouworkest prove how much Glanert feels at home with the sound world of the nineteenth century.

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