Visiting Orchestras

London Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding

Past Dates

The young generation of British music is our guest. Daniel Harding, a great discovery, and assistant to Simon Ratlle and Claudio Abbado, steers the successful course of the Gustav Mahler Chamber Orchestra and, as its Principal Guest Conductor, takes co-responsibility for the London Symphony Orchestra. Within only a few years the young soprano singer Measha Brueggergosman demonstrated a sovereign command of music from Baroque to the Modern Age.

The Poèmes pour Mi were to Messiaen, what the Wesendonck-Lieder were to Wagner: the preced to the apotheosis of love of the Turangalîla Symphony. Bruckner’s fourth responds, at once poetically and monumentally, to Wagner’s romantic operas. Boulez’ Livres des cordes from 1968 follows up on the Livre de quatuor from 1948 and thereby also further pursues a general preoccupation with Messiaen’s musical thought of that time.

Concert Programme

Pierre Boulez [* 1925]
Livre pour Cordes [1968 / rev. 1988]
for string orchestra

Olivier Messiaen [1908-1992]
Poèmes pour Mi [1936/37]
for dramatic soprano and orchestra
Action de grâces – Paysage – La maison – Épouvante – L’Épouse – Ta voix – Les deux guerriers – Le collier – Prière exaucée

Anton Bruckner [1824-1896]
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major Romantic [version 1874]


Measha Brueggergosman soprano (in place of Sally Matthews, due to illness)

London Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding conductor