Kirill Petrenko conducts “Don Juan” and “Till Eulenspiegel”
The young Richard Strauss was a great composer – and he knew it. Who else could achieve such unprecedented sound effects with an orchestra, who could unleash such energy? It is not surprising that Strauss devoted two of his most famous works to Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel. He could identify with their audacity, and thus these symphonic poems are delightfully exultant self-portraits. Kirill Petrenko also presents the tragic hero Taras Bulba, whose bloody story Leoš Janáček captures in music full of vehemence and fire.
Kirill Petrenko conductor
The Barber of Seville: Overture
Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra
Don Juan, op. 20
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), op. 28