Günther Herbig conductor | Inger Dam-Jensen soprano
Strauss Tod und Verklärung; Songs Op 68 | Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
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Shostakovich once said of his Tenth Symphony 'I wanted to portray human emotions and passions'. Eight years in the making, the piece premiered after Stalin's death in 1953 and it is an extraordinary release of pent-up feelings, sadness, uncertainty and deep philosophical reflection.
Richard Strauss also reflected on the profound themes of life and death in his evocative Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), a snapshot of an artist at the end of his life. Conductor Günther Herbig guides us tonight and he's joined by soprano Inger Dam-Jensen for Strauss's glorious Brentano Songs Op. 68.