HANS ABRAHAMSEN let me tell you
MESSIAEN Éclairs sur L’Au-Delà
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Barbara Hannigan soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Musikfest Berlin website.
A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin concert
Rattle combines the song cycle let me tell you for soprano and orchestra by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen with the orchestra work Éclairs sur l’Au-Delà ('Lightning-Flashes over the Beyond') by Olivier Messiaen. This composition orchestration of 128 instruments transcends all limits and was premiered as a comissioned work for the 125th jubilee of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra on 5 November 1992 after the death of Messiaen. This work stands for a sounding legacy and monument by this great French composer, whose oeuvre shaped the music of his time and of the following generation.