Apr 21, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks is arguably the liveliest and funniest of his tone poems. The German folk hero Till Eulenspiegel is a rogue and ne’er-do-well whose escapades Strauss captures almost cinematically in this brilliantly entertaining piece.
Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten
Strauss's Symphonic Fantasy on his earlier opera Die Frau ohne Schatten served several purposes: it was relatively brief, employed a smaller, more manageable orchestra, and contained music that was still unfamiliar enough to be novel.
Richard Strauss's Symphonia domestica is a symphony-like illustration of a day in the life of his own family, elevating everyday subject matter to an exalted artistic plane.