Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss: 4 Songs, Op.33
Richard Strauss: Notturno, Op.44 No.1
Richard Strauss: Dance of the seven veils from Salome
Richard Strauss: Final scene from Salome

Enjoy ten years in the life of Richard Strauss, creator of some of the most sumptuous, luxurious music of the late Romantic period.

First we travel from the surging brilliance of the infamous Also sprach Zarathustra, to four tender and rarely-heard songs from the same year.

After the gentle glow of the evening-themed Notturno comes darkness of a very different sort. Hear the most provocative, dramatically charged chunk of music Strauss wrote - the dying minutes of his opera-shocker Salome.

Karita Mattila sings the deranged princess and Vladimir Jurowski marshals the huge orchestra.

Concert generously supported by the Sharp Family.

Free pre-concert event, 6.15pm until 6.45pm, Royal Festival Hall
An introductory look at the London Philharmonic Orchestra's focus on The Rest Is Noise, Southbank Centre's year-long festival.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Karita Mattila soprano
Thomas Hampson baritone

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