Hans Ambrahamsen: Vers le silence (c.28 mins)
Wagner (arr. Wigglesworth): Götterdämmerung - A Symphonic Journey (c.46 mins)
Katherine Broderick soprano
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Get ready for a thrilling ride as we distil the final part of Wagner’s Ring cycle into a single musical journey. The flickering light of dawn, the overwhelming passion of love, the ebb and flow of the majestic Rhine, a jawdropping funeral march, and the world consumed by fire and water: this is storytelling at its most dramatic. New BBC SSO Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth unleashes the full force of the orchestra in his own adaptation of this music and Katherine Broderick sings Brünnhilde’s triumphant closing scene. Before then, a work which also takes us from the elemental worlds of fire, earth, wind and water, towards silence and a transfigured state. Hans Abrahamsen is one of the great musical imaginations of our time, so don’t miss this chance to experience a major recent work from the orchestra’s new Composer-in-Association.