Archive for October, 2006
Composed during the summers of 1884-85 at Mürzzuschlag
First Performance: Oct 25, 1885 with the composer conducting the Meiningen Orchestra
Instrumentation: two flutes (one doubling on piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, a contrabassoon, four French horns, two trumpets, three trombones, More >
Composed Berlin 1914
Instrumentation: 2 flutes and piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, and stringsBackground
Hungarian pianist, conductor, teacher and composer Ernö Dohnányi (Ernst von Dohnányi) More >
Composed May–September 30, 1888
First Performance: November 11, 1889, in Weimar, conducted by the composer.
Instrumentation: 3 flutes and piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, glockenspiel, harp, and stringsBackground
Strauss made his first More >
On October 22, 2006 I will be giving a pre-concert talk onstage in the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online.
This is not a lecture! I wish More >