Richard Wagner: Overture, Tannhäuser
Richard Strauss: Das Rosenband, Op.36 No.1
Richard Strauss: Ruhe, meine Seele, Op.27 No.1
Richard Strauss: Morgen, Op.27 No.4
Richard Strauss: Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland, Op.56 No.6
Richard Strauss: Freundliche Vision, Op.48 No.1
Richard Strauss: Cäcilie, Op.27 No.2
Interval
Richard Strauss: Don Juan
Richard Strauss: Dance of the seven veils from Salome
Richard Strauss: Final scene from Salome

There could be no better way to begin our celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Strauss's birth than with this captivating programme, announced by the composer who was his most potent influence - Richard Wagner.

In his orchestral swashbuckler 'Don Juan', Strauss takes the listener on an exhilarating helter-skelter ride of orchestral machismo, surfing the unquenchable tide of the Don's libidinous exploits.

The programme concludes with music from the climax to his sumptuous and shocking one-act opera 'Salome', including the famous 'Dance of the Seven Veils'.

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm. Pre-concert recital
Ziyu Shen, winner of the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, performs works by Prokofiev, Brahms and Qingwu Guan.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philippe Jordan conductor
Angela Denoke soprano