Tuesday | 27. June | 19:30
Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum | Alpspitzhalle
Oleg Caetani | Conductor
Juliane Banse | Soprano
Mariam Batsashvili | Piano
Parergon zur Symphonia Domestica op. 73
Drei Lieder der Ophelia op. 67/1-3, bearbeitet für 12 Instrumente von Aribert Reimannn
Symphonia Domestica op. 53
The Staatskapelle Weimar under conductor Oleg Caetani devotes their programme to the late tone poem Symphonia Domestica. Richard Strauss dedicated the work to his wife Pauline and son Franz and like Heldenleben it is semi-autobiographical. Domestic life was not irrelevant for Strauss „.... I admit, that I didn’t want to be irreverent whilst writing this work. After all, what is more serious than married life?“ However the premiere took place, not in familiar surroundings, but in New York in 1904. Musical sketches from the tone poem are to be found in the Parergon which begins the concert. The piano part – a commissioned work for Paul Wittgenstein for the left hand - will be taken by the young pianist, Mariam Bataschvili.
„The Three Ophelia Songs, in my opinion, belong to the most beautiful and interesting song compositions from Richard Strauss, unique in their economical and clever harmonies” noted Aribert Reimann, who in 2011 arranged the songs for soprano and 12 instruments. They will be interpreted by Juliane Banse, once a Brigitte Fassbaender student who has long established an international career as sensitive and intense portrayer of lied and operatic roles.