Artists

  • Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
  • Joyce El-Khoury , soprano
  • Michael Sanderling , conductor

Programme

LILI BOULANGER
«D'un matin de printemps»

RICHARD STRAUSS
«Four last songs» for Soprano and Orchestra 

PJOTR ILJITSCH TSCHAIKOWSKI
Symphony No. 6 in b minor op. 74 «Pathétique»

Introduction/abstract

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester · Joyce El-Khoury · Michael Sanderling

BOULANGER · STRAUSS · TSCHAIKOWSKI

Last Things: The prestigious Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and its principal conductor Michal Sanderling relate famous works to each other at the Wolkenturm that stand for the twilight years of their composers' lives. When Tchaikovsky premiered his «Pathétique», which he himself described as his best work, he had only nine days to live; in Richard Strauss's «Four Last Songs», the «evening glow of life» shines equally solemnly. Much rarer than these two hits of the Romantic repertoire is heard on concert stages the third piece of the evening: «D'un matin de printemps» is one of the last compositions of the highly talented French composer Lili Boulanger, who died in 1918 at the age of only 24. As soloist of the atmospheric concert, the Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury celebrates her Wolkenturm debut.

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