Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam | Daniele Gatti
Lucerne Festival

lun. 04/09/2017 de 19h30 à 21h30

Fuseau horaire : Zurich (GMT+02:00)

KKL Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6005 Lucerne
Symphony Concert 24
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor
Wolfgang Rihm (*1952)
Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Whenever Anton Bruckner’s symphonies are played, the concert hall seems to become transformed into a musical cathedral: it’s no surprise that this music touches on higher realms, evoking the “mysterium tremendum et fascinosum” and an experience that is both awe-inspiring and exhilarating. Not to mention that Bruckner stacks sonorities and treats the orchestra like an organist pulling out a variety of stops. Wolfgang Rihm meanwhile went in the opposite direction by deliberately writing his 1995 orchestral work IN-SCHRIFT for a church space: the Basilica di San Marco in Venice. He looked back to the idea of polychoral sound developed by the Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli at the end of the 16th century in this cathedral, where he positioned his musicians and singers at different levels and thus realized the vision of a “spatial music.” Daniele Gatti and his fabulous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam will explore this interplay of musical identities involving a temple of the Muses and a house of worship.
Photo © Daniele Gatti