Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder

March 22, 2024

Carnegie Hall


One hundred and fifty years after the composer’s birth—and more than 90 years since ASO founder Leopold Stokowski premiered the work in the U.S. with the Philadelphia Orchestra—the ASO presents Arnold Schoenberg’s massive Gurre-Lieder. Wagnerian in conception, the cantata represents what is arguably the apotheosis of late Romanticism, with lush, colorful orchestration, endless melodies, and highly chromatic harmonic language. The sheer size of the work—the orchestra alone requires more than 200 musicians—and the logistical challenges it poses renders Gurre-Lieder the undeserved status of a rarity. Making this performance possible is emblematic of the ASO’s mission to provide New York audiences with rarely performed repertoire.

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This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The ASO’s Vanguard Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


March 22, 2024
Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM | 8 PM
Carnegie Hall


Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Gurre-Lieder (1900—11)

Performance Time: approximately two hours and ten minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.



Felicia Moore, Soprano


Krysty Swann, Mezzo-soprano

Dominic Armstrong

Dominic Armstrong, Tenor

Brenton Ryan photo credit Gillian Riesen 24 copy

Brenton Ryan, Tenor

Carsten Wittmoser

Carsten Wittmoser, Bass-baritone


Alan Held, Bass-baritone

Leon Botstein, conductor
Dominic Armstrong, Waldemar
Felicia Moore, Tove
Krysty Swann, Waldtaube
Alan Held, Bauer
Brenton Ryan, Klaus Narr
Carsten Wittmoser, Sprecher
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, Music Director of the Bard Festival Chorale