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Instrumentation

  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, orchestra
  • Elisabeth Kulman, mezzosoprano
  • Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Programme

Joseph Haydn
Symphony in e minor Hob. I:44 «Mourning»

Richard Wagner
«Wesendonck-Lieder» Five Poems by Mathilde Wesendonck for Female voice

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Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major op. 90  

Introduction/abstract

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra • Elisabeth Kulman • Semyon Bychkov

Haydn • Wagner • Brahms

The Vienna Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov have put together a remarkable programme for their concert in Grafenegg. It begins with Haydn’s aptly labelled «Trauer» or «Funeral» Symphony, which is among his few orchestral works in a minor key.

In contrast, Wagner’s «Wesendonck-Lieder», which the composer dedicated to his muse, will lend the Wolkenturm vocal radiance in a performance by star Austrian mezzo soprano Elisabeth Kulman. In contrast again to Wagner’s aesthetic ideas, Johannes Brahms’ Third Symphony concludes this extraordinary evening.