Wozzeck (concert performance)
When Berg saw the 1914 premiere of Georg Büchner’s play Woyzeck, the composer knew he had found the inspiration for his first opera. Influenced greatly by the horrors of the First World War, Wozzeck is a profound piece that expresses, with cinematic immediacy, the torment of a simple soldier brutalised by a repressive system. With its dissonant score, complex structure and a mounting atmosphere of oppressiveness, this is undoubtedly Berg’s most expressionist work but one which cannot fail to move the listener, stirred by the plight of the opera’s eponymous hero.
More concerts with Esa-Pekka Salonen
Aug 29 2013, 19:30 - Royal Albert Hall
Esa Pekka Salonen conducts Bruckner at BBC Proms 2013
Sep 06 2013, 19:00 - Schloss Grafenegg
Salonen conducts Beethoven's Eroica Symphony