Andris Nelsons conducts Williams, Strauss, and Ravel featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
John WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No. 2
STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
RAVEL La Valse
Aug 11, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Violin Concerto No. 2
John Williams wrote his Violin Concerto No. 2 for violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Death and Transfiguration
Strauss felt that audiences could only understand Death and Transfiguration if they knew specifically what it was about.
In La Valse, Ravel’s brilliantly orchestrated score captures the glitter and the violence of a society that, even as he was composing, had passed away.