An Evening of Richard Strauss | London Philharmonic Orchestra

An Evening of Richard Strauss | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 19:30

This evening we hear ten years in the life of Richard Strauss, creator of some of the most sumptuous, luxurious music of the late Romantic period. First we travel from the surging brilliance of the infamous Also sprach Zarathustra to four tender and rarely heard songs from the same year. After the gentle glow of the evening-themed Notturno comes darkness of a very different sort: the most provocative, dramatically charged chunk of music Strauss wrote – the dying minutes of his opera-shocker Salome. Karita Mattila sings the deranged princess and Vladimir Jurowski marshals the huge orchestra.

Generously supported by the Sharp Family.

Free pre-concert discussion | 6.15pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
An introductory look at the LPO’s focus on The Rest Is Noise.

Part of The Rest is Noise Festival.

Also sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Four Early Songs
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Final Scene from Salome
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)


Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
51° 30' 12.24" N, 0° 7' 2.8128" W
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