Living, Dying and Surviving.

Concert. An absolutely beautiful concert, with Vier letzte Lieder, Das lied von der Erde, the children's opera Brundibar, and more.


So called "Degenerate Music" has gained an increasing focus in recent years. This refers to music that was banned under the Nazis during the Second World War, usually because the composer was Jewish. The music was then given the epithet "degenerate" or "decadent" and several of these composers died in concentration camps.

This concert puts all of this into perspective by playing music from around this time by Jewish and non-Jewish composers: by those who lived, those who were executed and those who survived.

The concert is in three parts, with intermissions between them. The program includes a performance of Hans Krása's children's opera Brundibar – it was first performed in the concentration camp in Terezín ("Theresienstadt" in German). Shortly after that performance, the composer and the whole cast were murdered.

You can also experience Arnold Schönberg's A Survivor from Warsaw, Richard Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder, Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Korngold's cello concert. Living, dying and surviving is a powerful and poignant concert that makes us reflect on the cruel circumstances of life through art.

Henrik Schaefer, Conductor
Henrik Schaefer, ConductorTilo Stengel
Katarina Karnéus
Katarina KarnéusMats Bäcker

26 February 2015

Programme

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February 2015

Listen

Playing: "Der Abscheid" - Das Lied von der Erde, G Mahler

Recorded 1967 with Otto Klemperer (cond.), Christa Ludwig, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Philharmonia Orchestra. Copyright 1998 EMI Records Ltd.

Information

The Beauty and Cruelty of Life and Art.

  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2014/2015
  • First show: 26 Feb 2015
  • Last show: 26 Feb 2015
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: 3 hours including 2 intervals.
  • Booking:Tickets will be released 29 September 2014

Conductor   Henrik Schaefer
Soloist Soprano   Annalena Persson
Soloist Mezzo Soprano   Katarina Karnéus
Soloist Tenor   NN
The Göteborg Opera Male Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Descant Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Children´s Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
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