Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

SZ charity concert with Daniel Harding

Friday
11
November 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Special concert

Programme

Richard Strauss
“Don Juan”, op. 20
Richard Strauss
“Four Last Songs”, TrV 296
Interval
Richard Strauss
“Also sprach Zarathustra”, Op. 30, TrV 176

Performers

Daniel Harding conductor
Sarah Wegener soprano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

This all-Strauss programme spans the composer’s entire life, from the intoxicating vitality of Don Juan, composed at the age of 24, to the melancholy retrospection and farewell that he transmuted into beauty in the Four Last Songs in 1948, a year before his death. The third piece on the programme, Thus Spake Zarathustra, is perhaps the most ambitious of Strauss’s tone-poems: the clash of two disparate tonalities (C major and B major) and the juxtaposition of rigorous musical forms and philosophically-tinged intertitles lend a spellbinding force to this Nietzschean homage. Even without specific references to the historical Zarathustra, Nietzsche and Strauss did much to make Zoroastrianism better known in Europe.

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