Please note: November should have been the month of 'Wagner Perspectives' for the DSO. But the Corona pandemic an its conditions required substantial changes: An orchestra of the necessary Wagner size cannot be accommodated on the Philharmonic stage according to the rules of distance. Robin Ticciati's original intention to trace the history of orchestral sound culture with Wagner would, however, only be justified by the original instrumentation.
The festival therefore revolves around a different centre of gravity. Instead of Wagner and the metropolis of Paris, the focus is now on Mozart and Vienna, the cultural city on the Danube.
Mozart, Vienna and more
The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and its chief conductor Robin Ticciati are combining four concert evenings in November to form the festival 'Wiener Perspektiven'. They will focus on the Danube metropolis, which 100 years ago once again became the central scene of European music history since the "Classical period", from two perspectives: One will lead up to it with instrumental works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that trace his artistic development up to his symphonic mastery. The other starts from it and explores the Vienna of the "Fin de Siècle", where with the orchestral song works of Gustav Mahler, word-bound singing led the art of music into the modern age.
After tonality lost its organising power and the "Triebleben der Klänge" (instinctual life of sound, Schönberg) went its own way, the poetic text became the backbone of the musical form in structure and mood. Suspicions, hints, secrets found their way into idiosyncratic language like silhouettes of dream, trance or fantasy images. Mahler's songs, like those of Alexander Zemlinsky, Arnold Schönberg or Anton Webern, practice the art of searching; in it they gain their intensity and perspective. All of them are accompanied by chamber ensembles in the DSO concerts, giving the audience insights as detailed as rarely before.
A high-profile group of singers will also ensure high vocal quality, ranging from sopranos Dorothea Röschmann, Anu Komsi and Yeree Suh to mezzosopranos Julie Boulianne and Karen Cargill as well as Matthias Goerne and John Relyea, baritone and bass respectively. Violist Timothy Ridout also shows great promise in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante.
The festival’s four symphony concerts are available as a Wagner package at a preferential price.
The Vienna Package
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