BBC SSO: UK Premiere by Hans Abrahamsen

Repertoire Vers le silence, by Hans Abrahamsen

Hans Abrahamsen
Vers le silence (28 mins)
Richard Wagner
Götterdämmerung (46 mins)
- A Symphonic Journey (arr. Wigglesworth)

Katherine Broderick soprano
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Get ready for a thrilling ride as we distil the final part of Wagner’s 'Ring' cycle into a single musical journey. The flickering light of dawn, the overwhelming passion of love, the ebb and flow of the majestic Rhine, a jawdropping funeral march, and the world consumed by fire and water: this is storytelling at its most dramatic. Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth unleashes the full force of the orchestra in his own adaptation of this music and Katherine Broderick sings Brünnhilde’s triumphant closing scene.

Before then, a work which also takes us from the elemental worlds of fire, earth, wind and water, towards silence and a transfigured state. Hans Abrahamsen is one of the great musical imaginations of our time, so don’t miss the UK premiere of 'Vers le silence' (Towards Silence) from our Composer-in-Association.

This concerts ends at approximately 9:20pm.

Performers BBC SSO
Promoter BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Submitted by BBC SSO

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