An Alpine Symphony (Eine Alpensinfonie), Op. 64, is a tone poem for a very large orchestra written by German composer Richard Strauss in 1915. It is one of Strauss's largest non-operatic works; the score calls for about 125 players and a typical performance usually lasts around 50 minutes. The program of An Alpine Symphony depicts the experiences of eleven[not verified in body] hours (from daybreak just before dawn to the following nightfall) spent climbing an Alpine mountain.

In 1981 a recording of An Alpine Symphony, made with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, became the first work ever to be pressed on the compact disc format.

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Performances & Interviews


Upcoming BBC Events featuring An Alpine Symphony

Proms 2019: Prom 32: An Alpine Symphony
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efp84f
Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-11T02:21:04
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