Symphony Concert

Works by Alexander von Zemlinsky and Ludwig van Beethoven

About the performance

Zemlinsky's symphony on poems by Rabindranath Tagore is one of the central works for solo voice and orchestra, along with Mahler's "Lied von der Erde". Sir Donald Runnicles pairs it with Beethoven's light-filled Second Symphony.

Ludwig van Beethoven [1770 – 1827]
Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36
Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
Scherzo. Allegro
Allegro molto

Alexander von Zemlinsky [1871 - 1942]
Lyric Symphony
In seven movements after poems by Rabindranath Tagore for soprano, baritone and orchestra, op. 18
Ich bin friedlos, ich bin durstig nach fernen Dingen ("I am restless. I am athirst for far-away things")
O Mutter, der junge Prinz ("O mother, the young Prince")
Du bist die Abendwolke ("You are the evening cloud")
Sprich zu mir Geliebter ("Speak to me, my love")
Befrei mich von den Banden deiner Süße, Lieb ("Release me from the bonds of your sweetness, Love")
Vollende denn das letzte Lied ("Then finish the last song")
Friede, mein Herz ("Peace, my heart")


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