Instrumentation

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra, orchestra
  • Andris Nelsons, conductor

Programme

Joseph Haydn
Symphonie C-Dur Hob. I:90

Samuel Barber
Essay no. 2

-Interval-

Richard Strauss
«Ein Heldenleben» tone poem op. 40

Introduction/abstract

Boston Symphony Orchestra • Andris Nelsons

Haydn • Barber • R. Strauss

For its second concert, the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Andris Nelsons performs music from its native country. The momentum of American orchestral repertoire is placed in a classical framework formed of works by Richard Strauss and Joseph Haydn.

Even today, the Viennese classicist Haydn can still fool his listeners; the long pause in the final movement occasionally tempts premature applause. Temptations of a different kind number among the hurdles that the hero in Richard Strauss’ tone poem must overcome on his path to fulfilment.

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