Salome Kammer takes over the speaking part in the spectacular “Gurrelieder” by Arnold Schoenberg. Stefan Blunier conducts the orchestra of Porto.
ESTÁGIO DE CORO DA ESMAE
Stefan Blunier direcção musical
Magdalena Anna Hofmann Tove/soprano
Christina Daletska Waldtaube/meio-soprano
Robert Dean Smith Waldemar/tenor
Jeff Martin Klaus-Narr/tenor
André Baleiro Bauer/barítono
Salome Kammer narradora
Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (versão Erwin Stein)
Once upon a time there was a Danish king named Valdemar, whose wife murdered his mistress at Gurre Castle. This legend, whose supposed veracity dates back to the twelfth century, gave rise to the Songs of Gurre based on Jacobsen’s poems that Schoenberg read in the German translation. The result was a great cantata for orchestra, choir, narrator and five soloists that personify the characters of the love story. Debuted in the celebrated Musikverein of Vienna in 1913, the cantata enjoyed a resounding success and is considered one of the great masterpieces of Western music. In this performance, under the direction of the Swiss conductor Stefan Blunier, Gurre-Lieder has an international cast of top-level soloists, including the young Portuguese baritone André Baleiro, the latest winner of the prestigious Robert Schumann International Competition, in Zwickau.