No 16 Großes Concert

Sat 10th June 2017  »  8:00 pm
Gewandhaus, Großer Saal

– O. Nicolai: Kirchliche Fest-Ouvertüre »Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott«, op. 31 – F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Warum toben die Heiden, op. 78 Nr. 1, MWV B 41 – F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Richte mich, Gott, op. 78 Nr. 2, MWV B 46 – F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen, op. 78 Nr. 3, MWV B 51 – F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich, MWV A 11 – R. Wagner: Vorspiel zu »Parsifal« – F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sinfonie Nr. 5 d-Moll, op. 107, MWV N 15, (Reformationssinfonie) – J. Brahms: Geistliches Lied, op. 30

Solisten, Monteverdi Choir, GewandhausChor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Concert introduction: 7.15 pm, Gewandhaus, Schumann-Eck, Dr. Ann-Katrin Zimmermann · no pre-concert talk in English
A Gewandhaus event

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Ticket prices: € 76,62 | 59,02 | 46,92 | 35,92 | 23,82 | 6,22
reduced: € 61,42 | 43,37 | 37,67 | 28,87 | 19,12

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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy composed his »Reformation symphony« in 1830 in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession, the first fundamental statement of their faith by the Lutheran imperial estates. In its opening movement, he quotes the »Dresden Amen« – a theme which Richard Wagner used again 50 years later as the Grail motif in his »Parsifal«. The reference to the Lutheran confession becomes abundantly clear in the final movement of the »Reformation symphony«, which Mendelssohn wrote as a large-scale series of variations on the chorale »Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott« (»A Mighty Fortress is Our God«). Although the premiere performance in 1832 was not a great success, Mendelssohn’s 5th Symphony is today one of his most popular works.

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