|Date and venue||Title|
Royal Albert Hall
|Prom 41: Schoenberg's Gurrelieder|
|In a castle in mediaeval Denmark, King Waldemar and Tove sing rapturously of their love. But dark deeds are afoot: a Wood Dove tells us that Tove has been murdered by Waldemar's jealous queen, Waldemar berates God, he and his men are condemned to rise from their graves every night and ride in a wild hunt - all this to the accompaniment of a giant, brass-laden orchestra playing a lush, opulent symphonic score filled with repeated and transformed motifs.
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