Jonathan Nott, conductor
Quatuor Tana, string quartet
Asmik Grigorian, soprano

Commissioned by the OSR as part of Yann Robin's residency, Shadows III continues and amplifies a theme originally begun in 2015, which is being further developed, decontextualized and recontextualized in order to continuously seek an Elsewhere. With his 1905 opera Salome, Richard Strauss’ rather free tonality and surge of wild eroticism stunned audiences, especially the notorious Dance of the Seven Veils. Over 40 years later, as he felt his life drawing to a close, the elderly composer surveyed a Germany now reduced to rubble and harkened back to a nostalgic past in his moving Vier letzte Lieder, which bid an emotional farewell to a world gone for good.

 

Yann Robin

Shadows II, concerto for string quartet and orchestra (commande OSR - création mondiale)

Richard Strauss

Salomé, danse des sept voiles TrV 215, op. 54 (orchestration Boosey et Hawkes)

Richard Strauss

Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), TrV 296
mercredi 27 mai Victoria Hall — 20h00 Espressivo Buy tickets Fondation Leenaards
jeudi 28 mai Salle Métropole — 20h15 Grazioso Buy tickets Fondation Leenaards