programme

James MacMillan - Seven Last Words from the Cross
Kurt Weill - Die sieben Todsünden

Playlist

introduction

In their Seven Deadly Sins, the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill duo have given us a successful but cynical view of our society filled with temptations. The beautiful songs, at once sincere and sarcastic, typify the chaos of the pre-war years. Ute Lemper is the icon that expresses Weill’s world like no other.

Just as impressive, and generally considered to be one of MacMillan’s masterpieces, is his Seven Last Words. Both for the performers and for the audience, this cantata is a deeply emotional experience.

artists

HK Gruber

conductor

Ute Lemper, sopraan

soloist

Brussels Philharmonic

orchestra

The Brussels Philharmonic was founded in 1935 by the Belgian public broadcaster (NIR/INR) and has always enjoyed an excellent reputation for performing premieres of new works: the orchestra collaborated with world-renowned composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky, Messiaen and Connesson. The historic home port is Flagey (Brussels), in acoustic terms one of the top concert halls in the world.

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practical info

Tickets

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location

concert

Place Sainte-Croix/Heilig-Kruisplein, 1050 Brussels | +32 2 641 10 20

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