Celebrated in Carnegie Hall’s 2014 Vienna: City of Dreams festival, the Austrian city—home to Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven—was also the epicenter of a shift that shook the musical world, defying conventions and exploring daring new worlds of sound. In the vanguard of this movement were revolutionary composers, including Alban Berg. His opera Wozzeck—one of the 20th century’s most defining works—tells the story of a soldier’s descent into madness. Staged by William Kentridge at the Salzburg Festival in 2017, Matthias Goerne is featured in the title role with Asmik Grigorian as Marie and Vladimir Jurowski leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
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