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Esa-Pekka Salonen: Gurrelieder

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Thursday 28 June 2018 at 19:30

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a full concert performance of a work he released with the Philharmonia in 2009, Schoenberg’s epic masterpiece, Gurrelieder.

Scored for soloists, chorus and huge orchestral forces, including a part for iron chains, Schoenberg found inspiration for his ‘songs of Gurre’ in a Danish dramatic poem which tells of the legendary King Waldemar and his love for Tove, the murderous jealousy of Queen Helwig, Waldemar’s condemnation and ghostly night rides, and a final spiritual reconciliation through the healing powers of nature. 

General booking opens 8 February 2017 9:30 am

© Minna Hatinen
© Minna Hatinen
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