Schoenberg’s “Erwartung” and Rachmaninoff’s Third with Eun Sun Kim
| Philharmonie Berlin
This concert shows how contrasting musical worlds could be at the beginning of the 20th century. Arnold Schoenberg’s Expressionist monodrama Erwartung, with Tamara Wilson as the soloist, is highly innovative: an overwhelmingly intense, atmospherically evocative portrayal of fear and hope.
On the other hand, Sergei Rachmaninov’s late Romantic Third Symphony, written in American exile, is characterised by a melancholy look back to the past.
The South Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim, music director of San Francisco Opera, makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.