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concert Sir Simon Rattle conducts Britten and Bruckner – With Ian Bostridge Moving to Modern Times (I/II) – Lucerne Festival 2011

Moving to Modern Times (I/II) – Lucerne Festival 2011

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Britten and Bruckner – With Ian Bostridge Moving to Modern Times (I/II) – Lucerne Festival 2011

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"The Night" was the motto of the Lucerne Summer Festival 2011. Under Sir Simon Rattle’s direction, the Berliner Philharmoniker explored in their Lucerne series Moving to Modern Times, the phenomenon of the night by pairing up in an outstanding concert the late romantic Anton Bruckner with England’s greatest modern composer, Benjamin Britten.

While Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony involves an inner journey, Benjamin Britten’s Nocturne extends into a trance-like meditation on dreaming, the latter presented by acclaimed tenor Ian Bostridge, whose "particular gift for lighting texts from within, and projecting so immediately their images, comes into its own arrestingly in the Nocturne", stated the Gramophone Magazine.

Photo: Priska Ketterer/LUCERNE FESTIVAL

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Lucerne Festival

Lucerne Festival

Cast

Program

  • Benjamin Britten, Nocturne for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and Strings, Op. 60
    • "On a poet's lips I slept" (Shelley)
    • "Below the thunders of the upper deep" (Tennyson)
    • "Encinctured with a twine of leaves" (Coleridge)
    • "Midnight's bell goes ting, ting, ting, ting, ting" (Middleton)
    • "But that night when on my bed I lay" (Wordsworth)
    • "She sleeps on soft, last breaths" (Owen)
    • "What is more gentle than a wind in summer" (Keats)
    • "When most I wink, then do my eyes best see" (Shakespeare)
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109
    • 1. Feierlich, Misterioso
    • 2. Scherzo (Bewegt lebhaft) - Trio (Schnell)
    • 3. Adagio. Langsam, feierlich

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: KKL - Lucerne Festival Hall (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: September 2011
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music
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