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Carydis Constantinos © Thomas Brill

Wiener Symphoniker / Wiener Singakademie / Carydis

Thursday 15 February 2024
19:30 – ca. 21:30
Großer Saal



Wiener Symphoniker

Wiener Singakademie
Einstudierung: Heinz Ferlesch

Robert Kovács, Orgel

Louise Alder, Sopran

Sophie Harmsen, Alt

Simon Bode, Tenor

Christof Fischesser, Bass

Constantinos Carydis, Dirigent


Arvo Pärt

Psalom (Fassung für Streichorchester) (1991/1995)

Anton Bruckner

Te Deum (1881–1884)


Präludium C-Dur »Perger Präludium« (1884)

Hector Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique. Episode de la vie d'un artiste op. 14 (1830)


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»For angelic tongues, godly ones, tormented hearts and fire-tempered souls«

»If the good Lord once calls me to Himself and asks, ›Where do you have the talents I have given you?‹ then I will hold out to Him the scroll of music with my ›Te Deum‹, and He will be a gracious judge for me.« This quote probably shows most impressively the high value Anton Bruckner, whose 200th birthday we celebrate in 2024, assigned to his »Te Deum«. He described it as the »pride of my life«, and indeed the work, which was composed at about the same time as the 7th Symphony, was immediately an outstanding success. Gustav Mahler, then in his mid-twenties, was also enthusiastic: the piece was not for solos, chorus and orchestra, but »for angelic tongues, the blessed, tormented hearts and fire-tempered souls«, he noted enthusiastically on the title page of his copy of the piano reduction.
The second great work of this extraordinary concert evening also deals with »tortured hearts and fire-flame souls« - albeit in a conceivably contrasting manner: the »Symphonie fantastique« by Hector Berlioz tells, using only the means of instrumental music, of an unhappy lover who, in a drugged stupor, experiences various violent fantasies, at the bizarre end of which the Last Judgment blurs with a devil's dance. The mastermind behind this daring juxtaposition is Constantinos Carydis, one of the most astute and imaginative conductors of our time.

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