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Richard Strauss: Don Quixote

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Haydn's delicate Cello Concerto and Strauss' colourful Don Quixote.

Inspired by Cervantes' novel, Richard Strauss attempted to capture the legendary Don Quixote in a set of wild variations that he hoped would surpass even his most colourful orchestral tapestries.

The resulting piece contains all of Strauss' virtues and none of his faults. It's a blend of jollity and pathos that also carries poignant tenderness and pain through its sonic portraits of a knight's fantastic adventures.

Truls Mørk transforms himself into the Don for the quixotic cello solo after playing Haydn's most delicate and cheerful Cello Concerto.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Lawrence Power viola
Truls Mørk cello

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