Symphonie fantastique

Autumn Festival 2022: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble - Antonello Manacorda

Wagner brewed mysterious magic potions in the vein of dark Romanticism, which promises poison, phantoms, and pleasure. The pendulum swung after 1800, when the angel of reason was supplanted by the devil of desires. Carl Maria von Weber took the Wolf’s Gorge near Baden-Baden as the model for his Devil scene in Der Freischütz, and Hector Berlioz, the great admirer of Weber and friend of Baden-Baden, included the Devil in his Symphonie fantastique. A Parisian waltz, like the one that was fashionable on the Oos at the time, makes an appearance in the second movement. The lyrical main melody, the musical image of the unattainable lover, was taken by the composer from his cantata Herminie, which will also be heard in this evening’s concert.

Program

Hector Berlioz
Herminie, cantata to a text by Pierre-Ange Vieillard
Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

In French with German and English supertitles.

Estimated end time: 7:25 PM

Artist

Antonello Manacorda Conductor
Ermonela Jaho Sopran

Rausch und Romantik

Kulturreise Herbstfestspiele

Liebe, Eifersucht, Rausch: Es geht hoc her in der Oper „Cavalleria Rusticana“, einer der beiden Festspiel-Aufführungen, die im Mittelpunkt dieser Kulturreise stehen. Im Sinfoniekonzert begegnen einem sogar Hexen und Teufel. Passend dazu gibt es neben den teuflisch guten Festmenüs auch eine Wein- und Schinkenprobe – wir sind schließlich im Schwarzwald, in dem es schon immer hoch herging.

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