Wiener Konzerthaus

Junge Philharmonie Wien

Black and white photo of Arnold Schoenberg sitting at a piano and writing notes in a patitur
Arnold Schönberg, Los Angeles, ca. 1935 © A Arnold Schönberg Center
Black and white photo of Arnold Schoenberg sitting at a piano and writing notes in a patitur

The Chinese Flute

Junge Philharmonie Wien
Michael Lessky, conductor

Yuanming Song, soprano
Elisabeth Stemberg, soprano
Marlen Bieber, alto

Arnold Schönberg: Nachtwandler
Herzgewächse op. 20
Sechs Orchesterlieder op. 8/1 (Arr. Hanns Eisler)
Du sendest mir einen Liebesblick aus: Gurre-Lieder (Arr. Michael Lessky)
Anton Webern: Die Einsame op. 13/2
In der Fremde op. 13/3
Die geheimnisvolle Flöte op. 12/2 (Arr. Thomas Pernes)
Franz Schubert: Geheimes D 719 (Arr. Johannes Brahms)
Gustav Mahler: Der Abschied aus Das Lied von der Erde (Arr. Arnold Schönberg/Rainer Riehn)

Hans Bethge’s collection of poems "The Chinese Flute" was an early twentieth-century bestseller that inspired numerous composers to write new works – the most notable example being Gustav Mahler’s symphonic cycle "Das Lied von der Erde", whose finale constitutes the highlight of this concert. The half-hour movement is complemented by Anton Webern’s Lieder on texts by Bethge as well as Lieder for chamber ensemble by Arnold Schönberg and Franz Schubert.

Current Dates

  • Tue. 03 Sep 2024, 6:30 p.m.