Arnold Schoenberg’s chilling, surreal classic, Pierrot Lunaire, was premiered in Berlin 100 years ago. Since then, it has entered the canon of twentieth-century works, for its unusual vocal qualities, its vivid, hallucinogenic text and shimmering music. Not heard in NZ in nearly twenty years, Stroma features hot young soprano MADELEINE PIERARD in the lead role. Other works on the programme include music by Schoenberg’s pupils Anton Webern (Streichtrio Op. 2) and Hanns Eisler’s Pierrot hommage, 14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben (14 ways of depicting rain), set to Joris Ivens' minimalist film, Regen
Madeleine Pierard (soprano)
Hamish McKeich (conductor)
Hanns Eisler — 14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben
Anton Webern — Streichtrio Op. 20
Arnold Schoenberg — Pierrot Lunaire
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