Berlin Philharmonic Plays The Rite of Spring
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The Berlin Philharmonic, led by Simon Rattle, presents three pillars of the early 20th century symphonic repertoire in this performance from the Lucerne Festival. Schoenberg's Transfigured Night, a lush, evocative work, is presented in its 1943 string orchestra version. Soprano Barbara Hannigan joins the orchestra as a soloist in Berg's Three Fragments from Wozzeck.
Then its on to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, a specialty of the Philharmonic under Rattle, and a demonstration of this ensemble's virtuosity and flair. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the broadcast.
Program Details (Recorded Aug. 29)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Transfigured Night, Op. 4 (second version for string orchestra from 1943)
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Three Fragments from Wozzeck
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Rite of Spring (1947 Version)