Kirill Petrenko presents two key works of the 20th century: with Kammersinfonie Nr. 1, Arnold Schoenberg initiated a turning point in his oeuvre, away from the full sound of late Romanticism and towards a modern, sinewy musical language.
The expressive power that this can generate is also shown in his unfinished oratorio Die Jakobsleiter, for which Schoenberg was inspired by an Old Testament story: Jacob’s dream of the ladder to heaven that leads to God is taken by the composer as a parable for man’s search for spirituality.
Chamber Symphony No. 1 op. 9
The Jacob's Ladder, Oratorio
- Wolfgang Koch - Baritone (Gabriel)
- Daniel Behle - Tenor (A Called One)
- Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke - Tenor (A Rebel)
- Johannes Martin Kränzle - baritone (A Wrestler)
- Gyula Orendt - Baritone (The Chosen One)
- Nicola Beller Carbone - Soprano (The Dying One)
- Liv Redpath - Soprano (The Soul/Faraway 1)
- Jasmin Delfs - soprano (The Soul/Height 1)
- Rundfunkchor Berlin Choir
Johannes Martin Kränzle
Nicola Beller Carbone