Konzert zum Jahreswechsel

Program

Richard Strauss

FOUR LAST SONGS
EIN HELDENLEBEN OP. 40

Cast

Dates

Duration: approx. 1:40 hrs including one interval
Duration: approx. 1:40 hrs including one interval

For more than two decades, as theconductorand General Museum Director at the Hofoper, now Staatsoper, on Unter den Linden, Richard Strauss conducted more than one thousand opera and concert performances. His resonant tone poem »Ein Heldenleben« (A Hero’s Life) was composed during his time in Berlin. It will be performed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, along with the »Vier letzte Lieder«, a moving testament to Strauss’ sensitive compositional artistry, which combines words and music with the utmost expressive aplomb.