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Manfred Honeck and René Pape

Wagner, Bruckner. With the Verbier Festival Orchestra

Manfred Honeck and René Pape Wagner, Bruckner. With the Verbier Festival Orchestra

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The Verbier Festival Orchestra invites Manfred Honeck and René Pape!

The programme opens with excerpts from famous Wagner operas: Tannhäuser of which they perform the long and sublime overture, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre of which they chose arias for bass, performed by René Pape, a specialist of the composer's works.

The concert closes with Bruckner's gigantic Symphony No. 7 – the composer's most famous piece. Its Adagio is said to be written after Wagner. Four Wagner-Tüben are featured in the orchestra in order to pay tribute to the Bayreuth master.

René Pape appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH.

Picture: René Pape © Aline Paley

Program

  • Richard Wagner, Tannhäuser
    • Overture
  • Richard Wagner, The Rhinegold
    • "Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge"
  • Richard Wagner, Die Walküre
    • "Wotans Abschied und Feuerzauber"
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107
    • 1. Allegro moderato
    • 2. Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
    • 3. Scherzo. Sehr schnell - Trio. Etwas langsamer
    • 4. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht schnell

Details

  • Directed by: Anaïs Spiro
  • Venue: Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Broadcast date: Aug. 2, 2012, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2012
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