Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen
Experience Richard Strauss' extraordinary Metamorphosen in a new way. Spira mirabalis, the revolutionary orchestra made up of Europe's finest young musicians that perform without a conductor, continue their exciting relationship with Southbank Centre.
Written towards the end of the Second World War by a composer who made his mark at the apex of the German Romantic movement, then watched its slow destruction over two world wars in the 20th century, Metamorphosen is Strauss' searing lament for the cultural world of his youth. 23 solo strings swelling with a rich sense of longing and poignant beauty.
Before a complete performance of the work, hear the orchestra take you through examples of their own interpretation of the score. This is followed by a vivid The Rest Is Noise keynote talk which brings alive the cultural landscape of the mid 20th century.Performers
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