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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

R. Strauss - "Tod Und Verklärung (Radio Filh. Orkest, cond. K. Canellakis)" [Classical]

Tod Und Verklärung (Radio Filh. Orkest, cond. K. Canellakis)

"Tod Und Verklärung (Radio Filh. Orkest, cond. K. Canellakis)" music video by R. Strauss
Added: 08-04-2020
Genre : Classical
Description : Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 - Radio Filharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Canellakis - Live Concert HD

The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Karina Canellakis perform Richard Strauss' symphonic poem for orchestra 'Tod und Verklärung' during the Sunday Morning Concert on the 1st of March 2020.

The music:
Richard Strauss - Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Karina Canellakis [conductor]

Sunday the 1st of March 2020, live in Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.


Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung), Op. 24, is a tone poem for orchestra by Richard Strauss. Strauss began composition in the late summer of 1888 and completed the work on 18 November 1889. The work is dedicated to the composer's friend Friedrich Rosch.

The music depicts the death of an artist. At Strauss's request, this was described in a poem by the composer's friend Alexander Ritter as an interpretation of Death and Transfiguration, after it was composed. As the man lies dying, thoughts of his life pass through his head: his childhood innocence, the struggles of his manhood, the attainment of his worldly goals; and at the end, he receives the longed-for transfiguration "from the infinite reaches of heaven".

English music critic Ernest Newman described this as music to which one would not want to die or awaken. "It is too spectacular, too brilliantly lit, too full of pageantry of a crowd; whereas this is a journey one must make very quietly, and alone".

French critic Romain Rolland in his Musiciens d'aujourd'hui (1908) called the piece "one of the most moving works of Strauss, and that which is constructed with the noblest utility".

Tags : 2020, 20s, R. Strauss