About This Event
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads an all-Richard Strauss program featuring stellar Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, in her BSO debut, singing Strauss's autumnal Four Last Songs, a late-life love letter to the composer's wife Pauline. Don Juan
and Death and Transfiguration
were both part of the remarkable series of symphonic poems Strauss wrote in the first part of his career. The picaresque, lusty Don Juan
contrasts greatly with the introverted Death and Transfiguration
. The Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten
is Strauss's own one singlemovement orchestral concert piece of excerpts from his 1917 opera.