Die Soldaten

02008-07-05 | Music | 1 comment

Deliver us from evil
On July 3 I saw the dress rehearsal for the Lincoln Center Festival presentation of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten. As all early signs indicated, it’s an astonishing experience; details will follow in a New Yorker review. Unfortunately, the only tickets still available for the run — 7/5 to 7/12 — are in the $150-250 range; cheaper seats are all gone. There’s a video preview at the New York Times website.
(Via Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise)

Great! 18 percussionists, 110 musicians, a wagon that moves a thousand people… check out the video preview.

From the Lincoln Center web site:

The 110-piece Bochumer Symphoniker and its enormous percussion section — along with a jazz combo and forty singers, actors and dancers — quotes Bach amid Zimmermann’s twelve-tone composition and shares a multimedia palette with taped and amplified music to produce a maelstrom of wrenching emotion, and as the composer so boldly envisioned, one of the most important operatic works of the second half of the 20th-century.

Sounds amazing!!

1 Comment

  1. yumi

    Fantastic staging. I wonder what the sound is like?


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