All About Strauss
Friday, November 4, 2022
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen for strings
R. Strauss: “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome
J. Strauss II: Roses from the South
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
The Strauss family name is synonymous with the Viennese waltz. So, Richard Strauss, the great genius of late Romanticism (from an unrelated clan), joined the dance when he paid tribute to the grand ballroom with the sumptuous waltzes in his opera Der Rosenkavalier. Tonight, it is truly All About Strauss as we enjoy selections by both Johann and Richard, including the latter’s heartrending Metamorphosen for string orchestra.