From Saturday, Richard Strauss and the Philharmonie Salzburg will be invited to the Alpine Symphony in the Great Festival Hall. Actor Hans Sigl reads texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, Joseph von Eichendorff and Hermann Hesse.
Richard Strauss’ “Alpine Symphony” is a symphonic poem in which the ascent of an alpine summit and the return to the valley are musically translated. Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor of the Philharmonie Salzburg, said: “The bombastic soundscape, the colorfulness and the way in which Richard Strauss really leads us through the mountains and through nature, the way in which he orchestrated and composed huge music scenes, causes goose bumps.”
Sigl: “Literature also illustrates music”
In addition to the impressive music, there will also be impressive literature to be heard – read by actor Hans Sigl: “I will still illustrate the Strauss program music with texts so that the listener can spend time in the mountains.”
From sunrise to sunset, from a waterfall to a thunderstorm, everything that can be part of a day in the mountains can be found in it. Conductor Fuchs said: “Conducting the Alpine Symphony now is definitely a concert highlight of my life. With over 100 musicians on stage in the Großer Festspielhaus and Hans Sigl with alpine literature – I’m really looking forward to it. “