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Richard Strauss 150: Strauss and His Influences

Presented by Katie Derham. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche. Brahms: Symphony No 2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No 22 (with Louis Lortie). Strauss: Ein Heldenleben.

Katie Derham presents a week of programmes featuring music by Strauss and his contrasting influences Mozart and Wagner, in performances from the greatest European orchestras. Through Strauss's career one of the most interesting battles to observe is that between the twin poles of the Mozartian and the Wagnerian. Today, two of his most-loved tone poems bookend works by Brahms and Mozart (the first of five Mozart concerti we'll hear this week). The latter, Ein Heldenleben, quotes music from his early and rarely-heard opera Guntram which is this week's Thursday opera matinee.

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 73
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat, K. 482
Louis Lortie, piano
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 10 Nov 2014 14:00

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Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op. 73

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat major, KV. 482

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Performer: Louis Lortie.
  • Richard Strauss

    Ein Heldenleben Op. 40

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.