Riccardo Chailly opens the season with an all-French program. There emerge the suggestions of nature, described in music of a thousand colors: Ravel's boat sails lightly over the ocean, the sacred forest and the nymphs' cave welcome the events of Daphnis et Chloé. Almost in contrast, Chailly places Olivier Messiaen's Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum for wind and percussion instruments at the center. Written in 1964 to commemorate the victims of the two world wars, it is a grandiose and solemn work that instead of dwelling on the horrors and suffering of a humanity torn apart by hatred, seems ideally addressed to the message of peace and hope founded on the Resurrection. Bruno Maderna directed it in front of the Apadana of Persepolis.
Principal Conductor of Filarmonica della Scala since 2015 and Musical Director of Teatro alla Scala since 2017, Riccardo Chailly is one of the most relevant conductors of his generation.Read More