Friday | 30. June | 19:30
Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum | Alpspitzhalle
NATIONALES SYMPHONIEORCHESTER DES POLNISCHEN RUNDFUNKS
Alexander Liebreich | Conductor
Eine Alpensinfonie op. 64
The farewell party is sponsored by
„At last I’ve learnt how to orchestrate!“ This was Richard Strauss’ facetious remark as he finished his ninth and last tone poem. For this gigantic work he exhausted all the achievable resources, technical possibilities and phonic options available to an orchestra. The size of the orchestra for this work exceeds 120 musicians.
Richard Strauss, a great naturalist, dedicates this work to the magnificent Alpine countryside. The narrative of the tone poem describes the daylong ascent and descent of a mountain peak in 22 sections, beginning and ending with night. In no other work did Richard Strauss so revel in such glorious, monumental orchestral sound as he did in the Alpensinfonie, thereby achieving the most impressive depiction of nature in all music literature. The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under music director Alexander Liebreich thrilled the Strauss Festival public in 2015 and this Alpensinfonie promises to be a fitting climax to the festival.