Richard Strauss’ last orchestral odyssey leads us to the summit of experience and music from Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner takes us home.
R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
BRYCE DESSNER: Concerto for Two Pianos [U.S. Premiere]
STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony
Concert DurationAbout 2 hours, 5 minutes with intermission
This concert is part of Series 1
- Don Juan takes off with one of the most exciting beginnings in classical music. Strauss himself conducted the piece with the CSO in 1904.
- The Labèque sisters give the U.S. premiere of music by Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner of the band The National.
- Alpine Symphony was premiered in the U.S. by the CSO in 1916. This is Strauss’ last and largest symphonic work, music made for the view at the top of the world.