LÜ&Thomas Hampson

LÜ&Thomas Hampson


2020-09-25 Fri 19:30National Concert Hall500 700 1000 1600 2000 2500 3000Buy
2020-09-26 Sat 19:30Weiwuying Concert Hall400 700 1000 1600 2000 2500 3000Buy
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone

Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for strings
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21
Gustav Mahler:‘Ging heut morgen über´s Feld‘ from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
‘Nicht wiedersehen‘ from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
(arr. by Luciano Berio)
‘Lied des Verfolgten im Turm‘, ‘Der Schildwache Nachtlied‘ from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
‘Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz‘ from Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit (arr. by Luciano Berio)
‘Revelge‘ from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

This program juxtaposes in its first half two works by musical giants composed nearly a century and a half apart, but which share a common theme: the composers’ efforts to “push the ceiling” of style current at the time and to create something different while incorporating values of the past. Beethoven’s First Symphony was a landmark event that not only initiated the great canon of nine from this composer, but was to have repercussions on the genre that reverberated across the span of the entire century: larger formal dimensions, an expanded time frame, bolder and more sophisticated harmonic adventures, increased emotional intensity, and an emphatic sense of force and aggressiveness. In his Concerto in D for Strings, Stravinsky adopted the concerto grosso principle of the Baroque period in its contrasts of full string ensemble from which time to time emerge smaller groups of instruments in a quasi-solo capacity. After intermission we hear six orchestral songs by Mahler, sung by the legendary baritone Thomas Hampson. In these intensely personal songs, the composer bares his soul in music imbued with melancholy, bitter irony, and searing passion.