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concert Claudio Abbado conducts Prometheus: Musical Variations on a Myth – With Martha Argerich and the Berliner Philharmoniker Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin and Nono

Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin and Nono

Claudio Abbado conducts Prometheus: Musical Variations on a Myth – With Martha Argerich and the Berliner Philharmoniker Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin and Nono

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For millennia, the mythological figure of Prometheus—who stole fire from the gods to give it to man—has fascinated artists of all stripes. In 1993, Claudio Abbado’s led the Berlin Philharmonic in Prometeo, a highly unusual and fascinating concert program exploring some of the brilliant musical interpretations of the ancient myth. 

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Cast

  • Ingrid Ade-Jesemann | Soprano
  • Monika Bair-Ivenz | Soprano
  • Ulrike Krumbiegel | Reciter
  • Matthias Schadock | Reciter
  • Martha Argerich | Pianist
  • Berliner Singakademie
  • Solistenchor Freiburg

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43
    • Introduction (La Tempesta). Allegro non troppo
    • 1. Poco Adagio - Allegro con brio
    • 9. Adagio - Allegro molto
    • 10. Pastorale. Allegro
  • Franz Liszt, Symphonic Poem no. 5 "Prometheus", S. 99
  • Alexander Scriabin, Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, Op. 60
  • Luigi Nono, Suite from "Prometeo"
    • Isola seconda: “Hölderlin”

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Christopher Swann
  • Venue: Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
  • Production date: 1993
  • Duration: 56 min
  • Production: © brilliant mediaGmbH, Videal Sony Classical GmbH, Hamburg
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