Schoenberg’s “Erwartung” and Rachmaninoff’s Third with Eun Sun Kim

Eun Sun Kim (photo: Nikolaj Lund)

This concert shows how contrasting musical worlds could be at the beginning of the 20th century. Arnold Schoenberg’s Expressionist monodrama Erwartung, with Tamara Wilson as the soloist, is highly innovative: an overwhelmingly intense, atmospherically evocative portrayal of fear and hope. On the other hand, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s late Romantic Third Symphony, written in American exile, is characterised by a melancholy look back to the past. The South Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim, music director of San Francisco Opera, makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Eun Sun Kim conductor

Tamara Wilson soprano

Arnold Schoenberg

Erwartung (Expectation), one-act monodrama, op. 17

Tamara Wilson soprano

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 44

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Tamara Wilson (photo: Clarie McAdams)


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