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Cantabile Festival

Verklärte Nacht


Sat, 16 September 2017


Museu do Dinheiro
Rua de S. Julião 150 , Lisbon
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Free admission subject to ticket pick-up at Museu do Dinheiro on the day of the performance, as of 18:00.

Transfigured Night is one of the seminal pieces from Schönberg’s first period of creativity, marking a new period of composition in which the composer took the risk of searching for a new form of expression, that later became the twelve-tone serialism (dodecaphony). Inspired by the poem of the modernist Richard Dehmel, Schönberg wrote to the poet acknowledging its instrumental influence in its writing, stimulated by the need to reflect in music the feelings and anxieties that the verses aroused in him. The confrontation between opposites, imprinted in Dehmel’s poetry, served as a beacon for the development of a transgressive and revolutionary musical language that left profound marks on the music of that time.


Cantabile Festival Soloists
Hansjörg Schellenberger Conductor
Diemut Poppen Viola
Maria-Elisabeth Lott Violin
Sebastian Klinger Cello

Gulbenkian Orchestra Soloists
Pedro Ribeiro / Nelson Alves Oboes
Esther Georgie / José Mosqueda Clarinets
Iva Barbosa / Bruno Graça Cors de basset
Ricardo Ramos / Vera Dias Bassoons
Gabriele Amarù, Eric Murphy, Kenneth Best / Darcy Edmundson-Andrade French horns
Jordi Rodriguez Violin
Lu Zheng Viola
Varoujan Bartikian Cello
Pedro Vares de Azevedo Double bass

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major, K. 361, “Gran Partita”

Arnold Schönberg
Verklärte Nacht, op. 4


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