Date(s) - 13/03/2020
Location: The Brangwyn
Heroes, ruins and renewal: works of raw intensity by Beethoven and Strauss.
Faced with the ruins of his country in 1945, Strauss memorialised Germany’s past by quoting Beethoven’s ground-breaking ‘Eroica’ in his romantic elegy for 23 string soloists. The power of Beethoven’s third symphony and of its revolution remains undimmed on every listen – a totem of heroism and triumph.
Conductor Jonathan Bloxham
Soprano Rhian Lois
Beethoven Ah! Perfido
R Strauss Metamorphosen
Beethoven Symphony No. 3
Pre concert talk, 18.30, free
Finding the route through Strauss’ ‘Metamorphosen’
Imagine 23 virtuoso string soloists all playing their hearts out as they depict the downfall of both a country and its culture. This is the nightmare vision Strauss had when writing Metamorphosen. What is ‘metamorphosing’ and how? We’ll find out.
Mae’r post hwn ar gael yn: Cymraeg (Welsh) hefyd