BBC Philharmonic
1 Feb 2014, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2013-14 Season Strauss - Tod und Verklärung

BBC Philharmonic
Strauss - Tod und Verklärung
Sat 1 Feb 2014 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Conductor Günther Herbig guides tonight's performance of Tod und Verklärung.
Conductor Günther Herbig guides tonight's performance of Tod und Verklärung.

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Concert Information:

Shostakovich once said of his Tenth Symphony 'I wanted to portray human emotions and passions'. Eight years in the making, the piece premiered after Stalin's death in 1953 and it is an extraordinary release of pent-up feelings, sadness, uncertainty and deep philosophical reflection.

Richard Strauss also reflected on the profound themes of life and death in his evocative Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), a snapshot of an artist at the end of his life. Conductor Günther Herbig guides us tonight and he's joined by soprano Inger Dam-Jensen for Strauss's glorious Brentano Songs Op 68.