The Artwork: Works by Munch & others; Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed, on view at The Met Breuer Nov 14, 2017–Feb 4, 2018
At the climax of Schoenberg’s compact operatic monodrama, a woman screams upon finding the dead body of her lover. The close connections between Schoenberg’s score and Munch’s symbolism extend beyond the composer’s expressionist music. The composer was also a painter, heavily influenced by Munch.
Program subject to change.
What to Expect
Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein discusses the parallels between Schoenberg’s Erwartung (“Expectation”) and the artwork of Munch & others, with on-screen artworks and musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now.
Intermission 20 min
Arnold Schoenberg Erwartung (“Expectation”)
Kirsten Chambers, soprano 30 min
All timings are approximate. Program subject to change.
Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863–1944). The Scream (detail), 1895. Lithograph, 14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in. (35.7 x 23.6 cm) Sheet: 20 1/4 x 15 5/8 in. (51.4 x 39.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982 (1984.1203.1)