Richard Strauss' musical mountain climb, with some guidance
November 2, 2015 9:05 PM Subscribe
100 years ago, Richard Strauss premiered An Alpine Symphony, "a majestic, musical depiction of a dawn-to-dusk hike up the Alps," his final symphonic poem. For this recent anniversary, NPR brought together Semyon Bychkov, who conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in their performance of the tone poem, and David Hurwitz, the author of Richard Strauss: An Owner's Manual (Google books preview), to provide guidance and reviews of the symphony. You can take your own musical journey with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink, for the BBC Proms in 2012.
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