The MET Orchestra

New York, Carnegie Hall
New York, U.S.A.
Carnegie Hall
Tue 16 June 20:00
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Strauss looks back on his glorious career in song and in a magnificent tone poem. Filled with some of his most gorgeous melodies, his Four Last Songs contemplate life’s autumnal days and even quotes Death and Transfiguration, an orchestral work from decades before. Strauss also quotes earlier works in his sumptuously scored Ein Heldenleben, one of the most beloved works in the orchestral repertoire. In addition to the nostalgic passages, there’s the famous battle with critics and spectacular music that inspired generations of Hollywood composers.

Programme

JÖRG WIDMANN  Lied

R. STRAUSS  Four Last Songs

R. STRAUSS  Ein Heldenleben

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Elza van den Heever, Soprano

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    Strauss looks back on his glorious career in song and in a magnificent tone poem. Filled with some of his most gorgeous melodies, his Four Last Songs contemplate life’s autumnal days and even quotes Death and Transfiguration, an orchestral work from decades before. Strauss also quotes earlier works in his sumptuously scored Ein Heldenleben, one of the most beloved works in the orchestral repertoire. In addition to the nostalgic passages, there’s the famous battle with critics and spectacular music that inspired generations of Hollywood composers.

  • Programme

    JÖRG WIDMANN  Lied

    R. STRAUSS  Four Last Songs

    R. STRAUSS  Ein Heldenleben

  • Performers

    The MET Orchestra
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
    Elza van den Heever, Soprano

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