R. Strauss: Four Last Songs

09/21/2008 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony Space

Featured soloist
Twyla Robinson, soprano

One of the great showpieces for the soprano voice, Richard Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), included personal references to his own life. What was Strauss trying to express in this his final work? What made him one of the greatest composers for the human voice? How does a singer prepare for such a piece? Why did Strauss call himself a “first-class second-rate composer?” Hear Strauss’s meditation of life, death and beyond.

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    Tower, Beethoven, Strauss-09/20/08

    09/20/2008 at 08:00 PM – Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    The American Symphony Orchestra celebrates the three-time Grammy Award winning composer and Bard Professor of Music Joan Tower in a program of her work, Strike Zones, alongside Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, and Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration and Four Last Songs.

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      Tower, Beethoven, Strauss

      09/19/2008 at 08:00 PM – Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

      The American Symphony Orchestra celebrates the three-time Grammy Award winning composer and Bard Professor of Music Joan Tower in a program of her work, Strike Zones, alongside Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, and Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration and Four Last Songs.

        Concert Notes