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Kent NaganoPicture by: Benjamin Ealovegakent nagano
The Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings by Richard Strauss is a heart-breaking monument to the Second World War and the destruction of the German late-Romantic world. Strauss began composing it in spring 1945, when many of his beloved German opera houses had been ruined by Allied bombs. Mozart wrote his 22nd piano concerto at a busy stage in his life, alongside The Marriage of Figaro. The soloist is Austrian Till Fellner, whose Mozart playing has been described as having an authoritative, sovereign and playful tone.
Kent Nagano, conductor Till Fellner, piano
W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 KV 482 Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings TrV 290