Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Andris Nelsons conductor
Martin Helmchen piano
Mozart: Symphony No. 33 19'
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491 31'
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony 51'
Richard Strauss once boasted that he could depict a knife and fork in music – so when he sets out to paint the Alps themselves, you’d expect the results to be spectacular! His Alpine Symphony is a vast, sun-drenched musical panorama – with everything from a trickling mountain stream to a mighty glacier, painted in music of dazzling colour and breathtaking power. Hear why Andris Nelsons has such a passion for this extraordinary score. Mozart was Strauss’s favourite composer, so his spirited 33rd Symphony and 24th Piano Concerto make the perfect musical hors d’oeuvre.
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Pre-concert talk at 6.15pm
An Alpine Symphony
Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson talks about Strauss's mountainous masterpiece.