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concert Daniel Harding conducts Wagner, Benjamin, and Brahms — With Bejun Mehta Orchestre de Paris

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Daniel Harding conducts Wagner, Benjamin, and Brahms — With Bejun Mehta Orchestre de Paris

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For the past 50 years, the countertenor range—the highest in the male register, practiced as early as the 18th century—has played an important hand reviving Baroque repertoire originally for castrati in operas by Handel or Vivaldi. More recently, countertenors have sought to expand their horizons in other kinds of repertoire, like the German Lied, the French chanson, and new music written specially for them—Benjamin Britten, for example, wrote the leading part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a countertenor!

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Cast

  • Bejun Mehta | Countertenor
  • SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
  • Denis Comtet | Chorus Master

Program

  • Richard Wagner, Parsifal, WWV 111
    • Prelude
  • George Benjamin, Dream of the Song
    • 1. The Pen
    • 2. The Multiple Troubles of Man
    • 3. Gazing Through the Night
    • 4. Gacela del amor maravilloso
    • 5. The Gazelle
    • 6. My Heart Thinks as the Sun Comes Up
  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
    • 1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
    • 2. Andante sostenuto
    • 3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
    • 4. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Julien Condemine
  • Venue: Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2016
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min
  • Production: © Gingerlemon / Calle Carmen / Orchestre de Paris / Mezzo
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