V038: Erwartung, Verklärte Nacht, Des Canyons aux Étoiles (Part I)

Non-commercial, VHS (NTSC), color, 2:03:15.

Further credits below.

Time Description
0:00 News stories regarding Germany's position on nuclear arms, abortion, street riots in Johannesburg, South Africa, smoking restrictions in airplanes, fires in France, weather
4:45 Advertisements for upcoming programs.
6:00 Beginning of Erwartung program, introduced by Marion Hilgers. The director, Götz Friedrich, adds his comments as introduction to the work. His comments are accompanied by photos of Schoenberg and his paintings. Friedrich explains the libretto's story.
10:30 Beginning of film, credits.
11:20 Silently, a woman leaves a large home in the middle of the night, gunshots are heard.
12:24 Opera begins, the woman runs through the forest, confused. The relationship with her lover is established through flashbacks.
26:15 M. 225
30:45 M. 290
36:55 M. 380
41:55 End of opera. Credits.
42:50 Newscaster Gerd Mindermann introduces the next feature, a performance of Verklärte Nacht (arranged for string orchestra), directed by Adrian Marthaler and conducted by James Judd.
44:15 Marthaler's film begins (see V076 for a complete description).
1:17:30 Conclusion of performance, credits
1:19:00 Station identification.
1:20:00     Dutch newscaster introduces the upcoming program: Concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw including Messiaen's Des Canyon aux Étoiles. Program includes interview with conductor Reinbert de Leeuw and footage from a rehearsal.
1:28:30 Concert begins
2:03:15 End of tape. Performance continues on V039.


Die Frau: Karan Armstrong
Der Mann: Tomas Pontén
Sinfoniorchester des Schwedischen Rundfunks
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Thomas Olofsson, producer
Götz Friedrich, director

Verklärte Nacht
Brodsky String Sextet
Basler Sinfonie Orchester
James Judd, conductor
Adrian Marthaler, director

Des Canyon aux Étoiles
Asko Ensemble
Schönberg Ensemble
Slagwerkgroep den Haa
Marja Bon, piano
Hans Dullaert, horn
Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor