august, 2022

25aug7:15 pm11:59 pmVier letzte LiederGrafenegg Festival Vienna


Event Details

Lili Boulanger (1893–1918)
D’un matin de printemps

Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
Vier letzte Lieder

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky (1840–1893)
Sinfonie Nr. 6 h-Moll op. 74 Pathétique

Michael Sanderling – Dirigent
Joyce El-Khoury – Sopran
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

The prestigious Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and its principal conductor Michal Sanderling relate famous works to each other at the Wolkenturm that stand for the twilight years of their composers’ lives. When Tchaikovsky premiered his «Pathétique», which he himself described as his best work, he had only nine days to live; in Richard Strauss’s «Four Last Songs», the «evening glow of life» shines equally solemnly. Much rarer than these two hits of the Romantic repertoire is heard on concert stages the third piece of the evening: «D’un matin de printemps» is one of the last compositions of the highly talented French composer Lili Boulanger, who died in 1918 at the age of only 24. As soloist of the atmospheric concert, the Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury celebrates her Wolkenturm debut.


(Thursday) 7:15 pm - 11:59 pm