Former music director Lorin Maazel returns to the Philharmonic once again, this time to lead an all-Strauss concert.
The program features Strauss’s last and biggest tone poem, his An Alpine Symphony, which he scored it for strings, winds in fours, eight horns, four trumpets, four trombones, two tubas, four tenor tubas, lots of percussion, wind and thunder machines, cow bells, bird calls and 16 off-stage brasses.
French horn soloist Philip Myers is then called upon for Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, in which the soloist must perform a flurry of hunting calls, plus several virtuosic flourishes before bringing the concerto to a rousing conclusion.
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony.
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1.
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks.