Metamorphosen

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)

THU 9 JULY 2020

Found Season

This astounding elegy for 23 solo string players (10 violins, 5 violas, 5 celli, 3 double basses) was composed during the closing months of WW2. Strauss took up his pen the day after the Vienna opera was destroyed and his music mourns the loss of culture.

The concert brings together players from all the London orchestras who, too, are mourning such a loss.

Strauss

CONDUCTOR ∙ MARTYN BRABBINS 

23 string players from

London Symphony Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Philharmonia

BBC Concert Orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra of English National Opera

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra