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Week of May 23, 2011

Berlin Philharmonic
Simon Rattle, conductor
Karita Mattila, soprano

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Program:
WAGNER: Parsifal prelude
STRAUSS: Four Last Songs
SCHÖNBERG: Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16
WEBERN: Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
BERG: Three Orchestral Pieces, Op 6


Description:
Karita Mattila was a soprano in crisis. Surgery seemed to fix the problem but many thought her career would end. And then she emerged with a new voice and is back and better than ever.

The winner of this week's encore contest was Warnell N. of Wilmington, DE. The encore was Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 by E. Grieg.



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Simon Rattle

Karita Mattila

Richard Wagner

Richard Strauss