Andris Nelsons: The Strauss Alliance

May 10, 2022, 9:00 am

Share this Post

As part of an artistic alliance established between his two world-class orchestras, visionary conductor Andris Nelsons has recorded all the major orchestral works of Richard Strauss with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. The BSO is joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in Don Quixote, while pianist Yuja Wang appears with the Leipzig players in Burleske. The two orchestras join forces on the recording of the Festliches Präludium for large orchestra and organ, made with organist Olivier Latry in Symphony Hall in November 2019 while the Gewandhaus Orchestra was on tour in Boston. Nelsons says, “This joint Strauss project is very dear to my heart. Throughout the past few years, it has been a source of hope and comfort. The music of Richard Strauss means so much to me in its great emotional scope, its story-telling powers, and its significant influence on the development of classical music.”