Susanna Mälkki conducts Debussy, Schubert, and Wagner

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

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Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Susanna Mälkki — Conductor

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The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal opens their 2020-21 season with a marquee evening, live from the Maison Symphonique de Montréal! From Greek and Roman legends to Germanic folklore, electrifying conductor Susanna Mälkki takes us on a tour of musical myths to spark the imagination, beginning with Debussy’s evocative Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. The dreamlike Debussy gives way to the mysterious atmosphere of Schubert’s haunting, visionary "Unfinished" Symphony No. 8, before Mälkki and the OSM bring our adventure to an end with the passionate embrace of Wagner’s quintessentially romantic Siegfried-Idyll, composed to celebrate the birth of his son, Siegfried...

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