Saturday, May 31, 2014

Strauss Masterpieces

National Philharmonic

Thomas Pandolfi, piano National Philharmonic Chorale Piotr Gajewski, conductor On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Strauss, enjoy exploring four of his masterpieces. Don Juan, a tone poem for large orchestra, features impassioned love themes reflecting the romance Strauss was experiencing with his future wife. Written when Strauss was 21, the Burlesque for piano and orchestra, brilliantly virtuosic and fiendishly difficult, is a burst of youthful exhilaration, full of confident high spirits and vitality. Straussís Wanderers Sturmlied, written in 1884, for male chorus and orchestra, was influenced by the Romantic composer Brahms. Death and Transfiguration, a tone poem for large orchestra, completed in 1889, depicts a dying artist as he reflects on his innocent childhood, the struggles and successes of his adulthood and finally, his longed-for transfiguration. Strauss Don Juan Burlesque Wanderers Sturmlied Death and Transfiguration

Event Information


  • When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 (8:00 PM)
  • Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852   map
  • Fee: $28-$84 (Kids Free)
  • Contact: Deborah Birnbaum, (301) 581-5
  • For more information: click here
Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:00 PM Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:00 PM America/New_York Strauss Masterpieces http://nationalphilharmonic.org Thomas Pandolfi, piano National Philharmonic Chorale Piotr Gajewski, conductor On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Strauss, enjoy exploring four of his masterpieces. Don Juan, a tone poem for large orchestra, features impassioned love themes reflecting the romance Strauss was experiencing with his future wife. Written when Strauss was 21, the Burlesque for piano and orchestra, brilliantly virtuosic and fiendishly difficult, is a burst of youthful exhilaration, full of confident high spirits and vitality. Straussís Wanderers Sturmlied, written in 1884, for male chorus and orchestra, was influenced by the Romantic composer Brahms. Death and Transfiguration, a tone poem for large orchestra, completed in 1889, depicts a dying artist as he reflects on his innocent childhood, the struggles and successes of his adulthood and finally, his longed-for transfiguration. Strauss Don Juan Burlesque Wanderers Sturmlied Death and Transfiguration Volunteers? From: http://cfp-dc.org/cfpdc/2017-all-events.php?id=3910 The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda MD 20852 Deborah Birnbaum deborah@nationalphilharmonic.org