May 28-31, 2020
Composed in a lush, post-Wagnerian idiom, Schoenberg’s “Songs of the Gurre Castle,” taken together, are a massive, ambitious epic about love, death, and nature. Calling for five vocal soloists, a narrator, three male choruses, a large mixed chorus, and a tremendous orchestra (including ten horns and four harps!), it uses its extravagant forces to tell of a tragic love triangle.
These performances are made possible by generous support from the Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Christiane Libor, Tove
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Wood Dove
Simon O'Neill, King Waldemar
Hubert Francis, Klaus the Fool
Los Angeles Master Chorale — Grant Gershon, Artistic Director