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About the Concert
HEROES AND REDEEMERS ①
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8pm | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Markus Stenz, conductor
Samuel Youn, bass baritone
Wagner, Selections from Parsifal Suite, WWV 111
Prelude to Act I (Vorspiel)
Act I: “Nein! Lasst ihn unenthüllt”
Act I Transformation Music
Act III “Ja Wehe!”
Act III “Nur eine Waffe taugt” (Finale)
----------------- Intermission 15mins ------------------
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55, ‘Eroica’
Total Duration around 110 mins
“In this realm, time becomes space…” From C.S. Lewis to Terry Gilliam, Wagner’s Parsifal has been an inspiration to the very greatest creative artists. But if you don’t have the time (or inclination) for five hours of German opera, Markus Stenz conducts a suite from Parsifal - weaving all the visionary beauty of Wagner’s final masterpiece into one sumptuous orchestral tapestry, crowned with the superb voice of Korea’s internationally-renowned bass-baritone Samuel Youn. Then, with two explosive chords, Beethoven blows classical music wide open. In Vienna in 1805 no-one had ever heard anything quite like Beethoven’s Eroica symphony, and this epic musical dram, composed in an age of war and revolution, can still leave audiences shaken and stirred.
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His previous positions have included General Music Director of the City of Cologne and Gürzenich-Kapellmeister (posts he relinquished in the summer of 2014), Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra (2010-2014), Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1998-2004), Principal Conduc...
Samuel Youn Born in South Korea, Samuel Youn received his vocal training in Seoul, completed his studies at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milano and also with Arthur Janzen at the Conservatory Cologne. He won several prizes in international competitions such as Toti dal Monte (Treviso), Chung-Ang (Seoul), Franz Schubert (Geno...