Lucerne Festival Orchestra Plays Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenberg

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Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7 pm, WQXR brings you a broadcast from the 2013 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra presents a program spanning three pillars of the German Romantic repertoire: Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," Brahms's Tragic Overture, Op. 81, and two selections from Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder.

Jeff Spurgeon hosts the broadcast, recorded this summer in Lucerne.

Program Details:

Claudio Abbado, conductor
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Orchestral Interlude and "Song of the Wood Dove" from Gurre-Lieder
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (Eroica)