BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Mozart, Strauss, Brahms
Conductor Otto Tausk joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Brahms Symphony No 4, plus soprano Aga Mikolaj performs Strauss's Four Last Songs.
Conductor Otto Tausk joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Brahms Symphony No. 4, plus soprano Aga Mikolaj performs Strauss's Four Last Songs.
Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff. Nicola Heywood Thomas presents.
Mozart - Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Strauss - 4 Letzte Lieder AV.150
c. 8.05pm Interval
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Aga Mikolaj (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Otto Tausk (conductor)
Strauss takes leave of his long and fruitful life, in his Four Last Songs, and commemorates those things dearest to him - his love for nature, the soprano voice of his wife of fifty-four years, and his belief in the transcendence of the soul. Plus we hear what some describe as the summation of Brahms's compositional learning, in his fourth and final symphony.