Venue: National Concert Hall, Taipei
Tung Nguyen HOANG
"In der Fremde" (No.1) and "Waldesgespräch" (No.3) from Liderkreis, Op. 39
"Stride la vampa" from Il Trovatore
Marfa's Divination (Scene 2) from Khovanshchina
Mysteries of the Macabre, 3 arias from Le Grand Macabre
Vera Hsu's contribution is immense in this lecture/recital. She appears in all 7 works and had to do some vocalization in Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre. The insider's information states that it is half a year's hard work. Hats off to Vera! All other soloists are more than competent. I have not heard the popular Brod's oboe piece and Reinecke's flute piece for a long time, so it is a welcome reunion for me. Good programming, Dr. Chiao!