Thursday 28 November 19:30Gullserien | Sølvserie II
TrondheimSolistene and Alisa Weilerstein
Thursday 28 November
In 1945, the opera houses and concert halls that had defined Richard Strauss’s career lay in ruins.
The composer was devastated. His response was a work for strings that many have interpreted as an epitaph for civilization. Metamorphosen is dominated by a single theme from the funeral march of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, from which Strauss crafts a monument of huge pain and profundity.
The piece is tailor-made for the expressive strings of The Trondheim Soloists and its Artistic Associate Alisa Weilerstein. Fresh from a new recording of the Haydn cello concertos that has been acclaimed from Sydney to San Francisco, Weilerstein and the ensemble travel south for this guest performance, which opens with a celebration of the sound of strings from a composer whose gregarious music never fails to raise a smile, Osvaldo Golijov.