Tuesday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Honeck / Schmidt "Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln"

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An almost mystical aura surrounds Franz Schmidt’s oratorio "The Book with Seven Seals", written to mark the 125th anniversary of the Musikverin and premiered there by the Wiener Symphoniker on 14 June 1938. With its vast line-up of choir, orchestra and soloists, at each performance this setting of the Revelation of John displays its almost legendary, breath-taking effect anew. An unusual musical language with subtle harmonisations and very challenging orchestral and vocal parts distinguish this final masterpiece of late Romanticism, which Manfred Honeck performs with a renowned ensemble of singers on two evenings.

Performers

Sunhae Im 
soprano 
Bernarda Fink 
alto 
Mauro Peter 
tenor 
Christian Elsner 
tenor 
Stephen Milling 
bass 
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
mixed choir 
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Franz Schmidt
"Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln" ("The Book with Seven Seals"), Oratorio on themes from the biblical Book of Revelation of Saint John
"Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln" ("The Book with Seven Seals"), Oratorio on themes from the biblical Book of Revelation of Saint John
1935-1937
110min
Composer: Franz Schmidt (*, ✝)

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Musikverein Wien

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