CBSO - Mendelssohn, Abrahamsen, Strauss
Andris Nelsons conducts a programme of Shakespearean works by Mendelssohn and Abrahamsen, and the Symphonia Domestica by Strauss.
Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Presented by Ian Skelly
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture
Abrahamsen: let me tell you (UK premiere)
Strauss: Symphonia Domestica
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Richard Strauss wasn't one to throw the baby out with the bathwater. His extraordinary Symphonia Domestica is a no-holds-barred musical diary of a day with the Strauss family, from morning lie-in through to bathtime for baby! In the first half of the concert come two enchanting classics - one a much-loved favourite, one freshly-written for the soprano Barbara Hanningan, but both inspired by the magic of Shakespeare.