Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Strauss

August 23, 2019, 9:00 pm

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Young Richard Strauss [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Works by Strauss offer an array of complex heroes and anti-heroes — this program uses the composer’s Don Quixote and Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) as case studies.


Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35
Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello; Bernard Haitink, conductor

Bettison: Threaded Madrigals for solo viola
Rebecca Young, viola

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op. 40
Frank Huang, violin; Alan Gilbert, conductor