Performance by the Staatskapelle Weimar
The manuscript of the composition was found at Weimar's Goethe and Schiller Archive, and David Trippett, a musicologist at the University of Cambridge, thinks the music of Sardanapalo is breath-taking. It reflects the influence of Bellini, Meyerbeer and Wagner, and it combines an Italian lyricism with Liszt's unmistakably original harmonic vocabulary. Trippett reconstructed the piece from the manuscript, and also wrote an orchestration for it, and this is the version that will be performed in Budapest.
Kirill Karabits, the conductor of the Weimar premiere believes the music is magnificent and enchanting, and the piece has opened a new chapter in the history of 19th century.
This performance of the Budapest Spring Festival is presented by Müpa Budapest.
Presented by: Budapest Spring Festival
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Sardanapalo, King of AssyriaAiram Hernández
Mirra, an Ionian slavegirlJoyce El-Khoury
Beleso, a priestOleksandr Pushniak
Female Choir of the Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)