Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

Strauss / Liszt

This concert has already taken place! € 71.50 | 57.20 | 45.10 | 30.80 | 13.20
This concert has already taken place! € 71.50 | 57.20 | 45.10 | 30.80 | 13.20

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find detailed information on ticket returns here: Information on ticket returns

Goethe's »Faust« had a firm place in 19th century bourgeois culture – and not in Germany alone. Many composers set the story to music, some of them freely. Among their number were Louis Spohr, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod, and later on Ferruccio Busoni and Alfred Schnittke.

Franz Liszt was already familiar with »Faust« before 1830, and in 1854, impressed as he was by Berlioz's »La Damnation de Faust«, he decided to write his own »Faust Symphony«. However, Liszt's score does not retell the story of the Goethe drama. Instead, he created three character studies in three symphonic movements: Faust, Gretchen and Mephisto.

A choral finale with a male choir, a tenor solo and the closing verses of Goethe's »Everything transitory / is only an allegory« bring the work to a close in a mood of spiritual exaggeration.


Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Symphonischer Chor Hamburg

Brenden Gunnell tenor

conductor Frank Beermann


Richard Strauss
Tod und Verklärung / Tondichtung für großes Orchester op. 24

Franz Liszt
Eine Faust-Sinfonie in drei Charakterbildern S 108

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Promoter: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg