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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Andris Nelsons by Marco Borggreve, Renée Fleming by Andrew Eccles
This all-Strauss program of vocal splendor and orchestral thrills will leave you breathless. The tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra will be familiar to most for its opening “Sunrise,” the iconic passage used in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey—but that’s only one episode in a mysterious and marvelous work. From later in his career is Capriccio, his final opera, which opens with a passionate string sextet instead of a traditional overture and culminates in a rapturous monologue that ranks as one of Strauss’s finest soprano showpieces.

Boston Symphony Orchestra is also performing November 19 and March 20.

Renée Fleming is also performing October 3.

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Renée Fleming, Soprano

Program

ALL-R. STRAUSS PROGRAM
Sextet, Moonlight Music, and Final Scene from Capriccio
Also sprach Zarathustra
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Have you heard?

R. Strauss’s Capriccio 

Strauss’s Capriccio eschews a traditional overture—instead the curtain rises on a performance of a string sextet by the composer-character Flamand. Intensely passionate and seductively lush, the sextet has enjoyed great popularity as a stand-alone piece for the concert stage, as does the “Moonlight Music,” with its gorgeous writing for solo horn. The final scene is more traditional with the heroine singing a rapturous monologue that’s one of the composer’s greatest soprano showpieces.

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