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.


26 February 2015

Music created around the time of the Second World War. By those who lived, those who were executed and those who did what they could to survive. A moving concert that makes us reflect on the cruel circumstances of life through art.

Richard Strauss' exquisitely beautiful Vier letzte Lieder is a tender farewell to life. Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde sings a praise of existence – glorious and poignant.

Hans Krása's merry Brundibar was first performed in the Prague ghetto. In Terezín, Brundibar was performed on more than fifty occasions, during which the participating children "disappeared" and were replaced by others. In the end, the composer too was murdered.

You will also be able to hear Arnold Schönberg's dramatic A Survivor from Warsaw, for Storyteller, Male Chorus and Orchestra, and Erik Wolfgang Korngold's Cello Concerto. The latter was originally composed for the movie Deception, starring Bette Davis.

The concert is in three parts, with intermissions between them.

Henrik Schaefer, Conductor
Henrik Schaefer, ConductorTilo Stengel
Katarina Karnéus
Katarina KarnéusMats Bäcker
Annalena Persson solist
Annalena PerssonCamilla Simonson
Tomas Lind
Tomas LindTilo Stengel

Programme

M T W T F S S
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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 through 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.

Conductor   Henrik Schaefer
Soloist Soprano   Annalena Persson
Soloist Mezzo Soprano   Katarina Karnéus
Soloist Tenor   Tomas Lind
Cello solist   Patrik Harryson
The Göteborg Opera Male Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Descant Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Children´s Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
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