PASSION FOR WAGNER
Hartmut Haenchen’s remarkable interpretation.
Thursday 19 january — 8pm
Lille – Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle
[ Price category 1 ]
± 2h with interval
In the region
No O.N.L ticketing / external ticketing
Friday 20 – 8pm
Calais, Grand Théâtre
The Ride of the Valkyries, from The Valkyrie
Wotan’s Farewell & Magic Fire Music from The Valkyrie
Symphonie n°3, « Wagner »
Hartmut Haenchen Conductor
Derek Welton Baritone-bass
Orchestre National de Lille
Concert recorded and broadcasted on Monday the 6th of March on our YouTube Channel in the playlist Audito 2.0. Concert available for 3 months.
Wagner enthusiasts will relish this magnificent Germanic programme conducted by Hartmut Haenchen. In Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music, Wagner depicts the heartrending farewell of a father to his daughter. The baritone-bass Derek Welton, acclaimed throughout Germany for his interpretation of Wagner, will play out this major chapter in The Valkyrie. Bruckner’s rarely performed third symphony, entitled Wagner owing to its numerous and reverential musical quotations, will provide the other highlight of the evening. An exhilarating Wagnerian programme under the baton of Harmut Hanchen, without doubt the most eminent of Wagnerian experts!
A WORD FROM THE CONDUCTOR
More than any other of Bruckner’s works, his Symphony No.3 must be understood through the prism of the composer’s fascination for Wagner: not only was it dedicated to his “revered master” but numerous musical quotations from Wagner’s works are peppered throughout the first version of the symphony. However, the vast majority were removed from the third version, the one we will perform, though Bruckner still alludes to Wagner through an accompanying theme played by the violas at the end of the second movement. The programme sets out to highlight the connexion between the two composers by performing the famous extracts from The Valkyrie – Ride of the Valkyries, Wotan’s Farewell and the Magic Fire Music – prior to the symphony.