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Doors open: 19:30

Mozart Symphony No. 38(Prague)
R Strauss Burleske
J S Bach Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor,BWV 1052
R Strauss Death and Transfiguration

David Zinman conductor
Emanuel Ax piano

Richard Strauss was unusually young when he set about creating his musical vision of mortality. In his metaphysical tone-poem Death and Transfiguration, Strauss depicted an artist slipping into death, glimpsing in his journey to the spirit world the perfection he strived for in his work. The composer’s vision proved uncannily accurate. ‘This business of dying is just the way I composed it in Death and Transfiguration’, Strauss said to his daughter-in-law 60 years later as he lay on his deathbed. His piece is certainly overwhelming and vivid, preceded here by music of precision and profundity by Bach and Mozart.

Tickets £9 - £39 (Premium Seats £65)