- Andreas Wolf (Dirigent)
- Manuela Uhl (Sopran)
4th Symphony Concert
Conductor: Andreas Wolf / Soloist: Manuela Uhl (Soprano)
Detlev Glanert »Idyllium«
Franz Schubert (Instrumentation: Detlev Glanert) »Einsamkeit« (Loneliness) D 620
Richard Strauss »Sinfonia Domestica« Op. 53
After the enthusiastic reception of Detlev Glanert's opera »Caligula« last season, the Staatskapelle Weimar is now bringing the music of the composer, born in Hamburg in 1960, to the concert stage. The programme opens with »Idyllium«, which the »self-confident traditionalist« and equally powerful and »sensitive instrumentalist« Glanert wrote in 2019 as part of a series of compositional reflections on the symphonies of Johannes Brahms. Glanert's arrangement of the Schubert song »Einsamkeit« also sounds both surprisingly new and wonderfully familiar, bringing to light the densely woven melodic fabric of the original in a particularly vivid and multifaceted way.
A kind of hybrid between symphony and symphonic poem is Richard Strauss's »Sinfonia Domestica«, composed in 1903, in which the composer depicts his idyllic and essentially intimate family life in sound and once again cannot resist the cornucopia of acoustic colours of the late Romantic orchestra. The main themes of the four-movement work are dedicated to the husband, the wife and the child and run through various domestic situations – not without excitement and quarrels, but ending, of course, in peaceful togetherness. Whether or not one agrees with Strauss's view that his own life was no less interesting than Napoleon's, for example, no one knew better than he how to conjure up such stirring musical moments out of everyday banalities!
Public dress rehearsal on Sunday, 11 o'clock in the Weimarhalle
Tickets: 12,00 Euro, limited contingent