7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
1st May, 2015
R Strauss Don Juan, Op 20
R Strauss Tod und Verklärung, Op 24 (Death and Transfiguration)
Jonathan Tilbrook conducts orchestral students and professional teaching staff in a performance of Richard Strauss’ tone poems.
Described by Karl Dahlhaus as fin-de-siécle (end of the century) Modernism, Don Juan redefined the parameters of musical potential, due to the work’s flamboyancy. The evocative Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), which portrays the death of an artist, completes the programme.