Instrumentation

  • Tonkunstler Orchestra
  • Anna Samuil, soprano
  • Christian Elsner, tenor
  • Lucas Meachem, baritone
  • Wiener Sängerknaben , choir
  • Wiener Singverein , choir
  • Yukari Saito, conductor
  • Yutaka Sado, conductor

Programme

Ryan Wigglesworth:
«Fanfare» (Premiere, commissioned work by the Grafenegg Festival)

Benjamin Britten:
«War Requiem» op. 66

Introduction/abstract

Tonkunstler Orchestra · Anna Samuil · Christian Elsner · Lucas Meachem · Wiener Sängerknaben · Wiener Singverein · Yukari Saito · Yutaka Sado

Wigglesworth, Britten

«All a poet can do today is warn»: Wilfred Owen’s words head the score of Britten’s «War Requiem», a work in which quiet grief faces the shrillness of violence. The 1962 work is a timeless warning against war and a stirring celebration of compassion.

After Ryan Wigglesworth, Britten’s compatriot and Grafenegg’s Composer in Residence, plants his Composer Tree and his Fanfare heralds the Festival, the Wolkenturm becomes a musical monument of peace.

Supporting programme

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