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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

The MET Orchestra

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Chris Lee, Elza van den Heever by Juyang Chen
Strauss looks back on his glorious career in song and in a magnificent tone poem. Filled with some of his most gorgeous melodies, his Four Last Songs contemplate life’s autumnal days and even quotes Death and Transfiguration, an orchestral work from decades before. Strauss also quotes earlier works in his sumptuously scored Ein Heldenleben, one of the most beloved works in the orchestral repertoire. In addition to the nostalgic passages, there’s the famous battle with critics and spectacular music that inspired generations of Hollywood composers.

Part of: The MET Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Elza van den Heever, Soprano

Program

JÖRG WIDMANN Lied
R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Jörg Widmann is the holder of the 2019–2020 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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