Edinburgh International Festival: Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
Donald MacLeod presents a concert from the Edinburgh International Festival
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The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées is devoted to mid-18th-20th century repertoire and performs on instruments of the period. In this concert they showcase the spiritual works of two masters of the 19th century symphonic genre; those of Brahms and Bruckner. Philippe Herreweghe conducts the orchestra and the Collegium Vocale Gent in Brahms’s Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates) and Bruckner’s monumental Te Deum. Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (soprano), Okka von der Damerau (alto), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), and Tareq Nazmi (bass), are soloists. The concert concludes with Bruckner’s crowning achievement: the ninth symphony in D minor, here in its three-movement version.