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Love and Loss

10 December, 2020

Explore two sides of the same coin with works by Wagner and Richard Strauss, conducted by Simone Young.

Series: Digital Concerts
Premieres: 10 December 2020, 7:30pm AEDT
On Demand from: 10 December 2020

Originally intended just for his wife and children, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll is a generous and joyful piece – a private celebration of all the good things in his life.

Composed after the bombings in Germany in WWII, Richard Strauss’ heart piercing Metamorphosen instead looks to what his homeland had lost. It stands as powerful proof that music – and life – will always find a way through the most adverse times. Simone Young is a celebrated interpreter of Wagner & Strauss and brings her unique insight to these powerful and intimate pieces.

Program

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen