Kirill Petrenko conducts “Till Eulenspiegel” and “Ein Heldenleben”

Kirill Petrenko conducts “Till Eulenspiegel” and “Ein Heldenleben”

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko

  • Charles Ives
    Central Park in the Dark

  • Andrew Norman
    Unstuck for Orchestra

  • Richard Strauss
    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks), op. 28

  • Richard Strauss
    Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), op. 40

Musical stories constitute the centre of this concert with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko. We encounter Till Eulenspiegel, whose merry pranks Richard Strauss depicts humorously and expertly in his symphonic poem of the same name. In Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), in contrast, Strauss tells about himself – and his conflicts with his critics. The quiet of a park collides in Charles Ives’s Central Park in the Dark with the sounds of the nocturnal city. The ground-breaking novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut in turn inspired Andrew Norman to his work Unstuck.

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