The mythological figure of Prometheus symbolizes the creativity of man – and Claudio Abbado took this symbol as the Leitmotif of this very unique concert recording: An exploration of the Prometheus myth through the works of four composers, evocatively visualized by television director Christopher Swann, known for directing Leonard Bernstein conducts West Side Story among others. Including Ludwig van Beethoven "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus" Franz Liszt "Prometheus" Alexander Scriabin "Promethée ou le Poéme du Feu", Op. 60 Luigi Nono "Prometeo". The –at the time of recording – state of the art visual effects and special lighting technique were based on an audiovisual concept by the very Maestro Abbado himself. Featuring Marta Argerich as the solo pianist. The concert was a giant collaboration of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Berliner Singakademie, the Solistenchor Freiburg and the vocal soloists Ingrid Ade-Jeseman and Monika Bair-Ivenz and speakers Ulrike Krumbiegel and Matthias Schadock.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus
Franz Liszt: Prometheus: Symphonic Poem No. 5
Alexander Scriabin: Prométhée ou le Poème du feu, Op. 60
Isola seconda: “Hölderlin” from Prometeo Suite