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Strauss Up Late With Classical MPR

Posted at 2:41 AM on January 20, 2010 by Ward Jacobson (1 Comments)
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Richard Strauss was just 25 when he wrote Death and Transfiguration, a tone poem depicting the death of an artist. A man lies dying, with thoughts of his life passing through his head, his childhood innocence, the struggles of his manhood, achieving his worldly goals, and at the end, receiving the longed-for transfiguration "from the infinite reaches of heaven."

Tonight's EURO CLASSIC is an exclusive performance, recorded live on March 5th, 2009, from the Philaharmonie in Luxembourg, with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Emmanuel Krivine. Stay up late (just after midnight, Thursday) with Classical MPR.


Comments (1)

D and T: Wonderful, (Mahler, Death and Transfiguration). Yeah, here in Waukon our girls play pretty good basketball. And we got pretty
radio stations, e. g. KLSR. Also KLCD.And the Iowa Ciity statiion, but KLSE reigns supreme.

Posted by Waukon Indian, Waukon, Iowa | January 20, 2010 8:33 PM