Esa-Pekka Salonen direction
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia will deliver a guaranteed orchestral masterclass this evening featuring Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner.
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod, excerpts from Tristan et Isolde
Schœnberg Transfigured Night op. 4
Bruckner Symphony No. 7
Esa-Pekka Salonen has always treated us to incredibly cohesively-structured and intelligent programmes for her performances with the Philharmonia. Her latest concept is no exception, bringing together three composers who are pillars of the modern musical repertoire. She begins the masterclass with excerpts from Tristan by the maestro Wagner, an obvious choice, whose influence has been felt, consciously or otherwise, by every subsequent generation of musicians. Schoenberg and Bruckner have proven their allegiance to the movement launched by the Master of Bayreuth, by conquering new sound territories in their own individual languages. This is showcased this evening with Schoenberg’s youthful work Transfigured Night, in which the Austrian composer makes clear the extent to which he has assimilated and transcended the craft of the great German Romantic composers, and in Bruckner’s most fervent symphony.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées