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A Concertmaster’s Life

Glenn Dicterow comes full circle during his farewell season as the Phil’s longest-serving Concertmaster: in December he’ll be spotlighted in solos from Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), one of the first pieces he performed with the Orchestra, on Live From Lincoln Center.

“That’s one way to get one’s feet wet: trial by fire. Strauss must have hated violinists because he wrote the most challenging, impossibly hard licks for the violin. It ends with one of the most heavenly dialogues that Strauss ever wrote for solo violin and horn.”

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Jessye Norman

Frühling

Vier letzte Lieder Richard Strauss

London Symphony Orchestra
Sergiu Celibidache, conductor
London 1982

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R. Strauss Lied Konseri

Ankara Opera ve Balesi Opera Sahnesinde Richard Strauss'un Lied'lerinden 16 adedini dinledik. Dört opera sanatçısının piyano eşliğinde dörder adet seslendirdikleri Lied'ler gerçekten etkiledi bizi. Vikipedi'ye göre LiedAlmanca şarkı anlamına gelen, insan sesi için bestelenmiş bir şarkı türüdür. Lirik, kısa şiirler üzerine bestelenir. Lied'de şiir ve müzik aynı önemde birleşir. Daha çok piyano eşliğinde solo olarak söylenir. 

Strauss 150'ye yakın Lied bestelemesine rağmen şiirlerini aş ve romantizmden seçtiği için pek de zamanında rağbet görmemiş. Zamanında eleştirilerin hedefi olmuş da olsa biz çok beğendik. Özellikle Soprano Mine Kurtoğlu ve Bariton Arda Aktar bizi büyülediler

Program:

MİNE KURTOĞLU (Soprano) 

Zueignung - Armağan  (Op. 10 No.1 - 1882/83) Şair: Hermann von Gilm

Die Nacht - Gece (Op.10 Nr.3 - 1882/83) Şair: Hermann von Gilm

Ich trage meine Minne-Aşkımı İçimde Gizliyorum (Op.32 Nr.1-1896) Şair: Karl Henckell

Im Abendrot - Akşam Kızıllığında (Zyklus-Nr.4 - 1948) Şair: Joseph von Eichendorf

ARDA AKTAR (Bariton)

Die Georgine (Op.10 Nr.4) Şair: Hermann von Gilm)

Heimliche Aufforderung - Gizli Arzu (Op.27 Nr.3 - 1893/94) Şair: John Henry Mackay

Allerseelen - Ölüler Günü / Ölüleri Anma Günü (Op.10 Nr.8 - 1882/83) Şair: Hermann von Gilm

Nachtgang - Gece Vakti Yürüyüş (Op.29 Nr.5 - 1894/1910) Şair: Otto Julius Bierbaum

SİM TOKYÜREK (Alto)

Morgen - Yarın Sabah (Op.27 Nr.4 - 1893/94) John Henry Mackay

Traum durch die Dammerung - Gün Batımında Rüya (Op.29 Nr.1 -1894/95) Şair: Otto Julius Bierbaum

Die Zeitlose - Mevsimsiz Çiçek/Safran (Op.10 Nr.7 - 1885) Şair: Hermann von Gilm

Die Verschwiegenen - Sır Saklayanlar/Suskun Kalanlar (Op.10 Nr.6) Şair: Hermann von Gilm

ERDEM BAYDAR (Bas)

Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne Hoş, Güzel Şu Gökteki Yıldızlar Lakin Soğuk ve Donuk (Op.19 Nr.3 - 1885/88) Şair: Adolf Friedrich von Schack

Mein Herz ist stumm, mein Herz ist kalt Kalbim Durgun, Kalbim Duygudan Yoksun (Op.19 Nr.6) Şair: Adolf Friedrich Graf v. Schack

Ruhe, meine Seele - Huzur Bul Ruhum (Op.27 Nr.1) Şair: Karl Friedrich Henckell

Ach Lieb, ich muß nun scheiden Ah Bir Tanem Veda Etmem Gerek Şimdi (Op.21 Nr.3) Şair: Felix Dahn

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R. Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite

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Edda Moser

Beim Schlafengehen

R. Strauss


BBC Proms 2011 - Prom 27 - 04/08/2011

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Robin Holloway - Fifth Concerto for Orchestra

R. Strauss - Four Last Songs

Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

The BBC Scottish Symphony orchestra return tonight with Donald Runnicles for Brahms Second Symphony. Dubbed as his ‘Pastoral’ symphony, the themes running and developing through the piece certainly support this, even snippets of his own famous Lullaby noticeable. Brahms however was quick to contradict this, though and throughout you can almost hear a sense of doubt, perhaps left over from his worries over his first symphony (which took him 15 years to write.) The BBC SO tackle the slightly darker, melancholic third movement well, the rich strings a very nice contradiction to the oboes melody. The final movement reasserts the thematic nature of the piece, before it’s rousing ending.

Robin Holloway’s Fifth Concerto for Orchestra is slightly shorter than his last (90 minutes!) and is a good example of how the orchestra can influence the composer. During rehearsals the order of the movements changed, and I would say to great effect, the final movement in particular a much more fitting end than it would have been earlier in the piece. The string and horns compliment each other well, whilst the use of percussion is a good support.

Hillevi Martinpelto disarming lifting soprano lends itself well to Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs. The set seems almost a fine farewell, collected and untroubled, as if Strauss is ordering his thoughts through song, the final words (translated) of this ordering seeming to suggest this:

O vast, tranquil peace,
so deep at sunset!
How weary we are of wandering—
Is this perhaps death?

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Carlos Belbey - Ténor - Zueignung op10 n°1 et Allerseelen op10 n°8 - R. Strauss

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Na manhã do dia 17 de julho, a Filarmônica ensaiava para o concerto daquela mesma noite, em que apresentaria Uma vida de herói, obra composta por Richard Strauss em 1898. Neste vídeo, o spalla Anthony Flint e o maestro Fabio Mechetti falam sobre o apoteótico e autobiográfico poema sinfônico do compositor alemão.

Produção Audiovisual: Alicate

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Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28

I love the horn solo in this piece! It’s really fun to play!

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Jessye Norman Soprano

Im Abrendot
R. Strauss


London Symphony Orchestra
Sergiu Celibidache, conductor
London 1982

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On this edition of On the Music, Podcast host Elliott Forrest and Philharmonic Artistic Administrator John Mangum discuss the comical adventures portrayed in R. Strauss’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, a suite of tongue-in-cheek incidental music based on Molière’s 17th-century theatrical masterpiece. Come hear this and a variety of works conducted by Andrey Boreyko on a program that also features guest soloist Branford Marsalis on alto saxophone, February 16–19.

Listen to more of the Philharmonic’s award-winning podcast series here.

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Salome (full opera), R. Strauss