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  • Richard Strauss

    The composer Richard Strauss, born on June 11th 1864 in Munich, was one of the most multi-faceted musical personalities of the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. While his early works were couched in traditional classic forms and genres, in…

    "Vier letzte Lieder" (Four Last Songs)

    Strauss´s "Four Last Songs" once again summarize his high-minded ambitions on the terrain of the orchestral song, which he had discontinuously but arduously conquered throughout the course of his life. While his contemporary and antipode Gusstav…

  • Intermission

  • Dmitrij Schostakowitsch

    Russian composer Dmitrij Schostakowitsch, born on September 25th 1906 in St. Petersburg, was in a difficult artistic position. He was severely restricted in his artistic freedom by the severe strictures of the Soviet Union's cultural ideologues and…

    Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93

    After Shostakovitch had been accused, as early as 1936, of writing "chaos instead of music” in reaction to his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk, he received a second warning from the political apparatchiks in 1948, claiming that "in the eyes of the…

  • Tugan Sokhiev Conductor

    Tugan Sokhiev was born in 1977 in Vladikavkaz. After studying conducting with Anatoli Briskin for two years, he began to study with Ilya Musin in St. Petersburg. In 2001 he graduated from St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (Yuri Temirkanov’s class). …

  • Camilla Nylund Soprano

    Camilla Nylund, born in Vaasa (Finland), first studied with Eva Illes, later in the opera and song class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In December 1995 she was awarded the Lilli Lehmann Medal by the International Mozarteum Foundation.

    After…