Saturday, 27 November 2021, 8:00 pm
Sacred dramas and religious music were not exactly in hot demand after the disaster of World War I. Nonetheless, in 1921 the Swiss writer René Morax wanted to reopen the open-air theatre he had founded before the war by mounting his own “Biblical drama” on King David. For incidental music he enlisted the services of Arthur Honegger, who set the moving story of the shepherd boy and subsequent ruler in record time. Honegger then reworked the incidental music into a sort of oratorio (“symphonic psalm”), adding a narrator to the short, masterfully depicted atmospheric scenes. It was in this version that Le roi David began its triumphal march through the concert halls in 1923.
“King David”. Symphonic Psalm for soli, speaker, choir and orchestra
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Howard Arman, Direction
The advance ticket sales will be postponed until further notice due to the uncertain capacities in autumn caused by Corona. Perhaps tickets will go on sale at short notice.