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London Philharmonic - Wagner, Strauss, Beethoven

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Soprano Renée Fleming joins Christoph Eschenbach and the LPO for a programme including Wagner's Overture, Tannhäuser, the Four Last Songs by Strauss and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

Renée Fleming has a particular affinity for Strauss's Four Last Songs, which she has lived with throughout her career. "So comforting and so beautiful', she says, 'every time I sing it, my breathing slows down. I feel as if I'm in an altered state at the end. I never tire of it - ever.' Surrounding it are two of the greatest representatives of German romanticism: Wagner's cascading overture to Tannhäuser, and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, possessed by an obsessive and at times demonic rhythmic drive.

Wagner:Overture, Tannhäuser
R Strauss: Four Last Songs

8.15: Interval

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Renée Fleming, soprano
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Dec 2011 19:30

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