Brahms Tragic Overture
Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1
Strauss Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier
Alexander Edmundson horn
The Doctors’ Orchestra
Stephen Brearley conductor
On the tenth anniversary of its first concert for Freedom from Torture, The Doctors’ Orchestra presents a programme featuring contrasting works by two strongly contrasting German Romantic composers. Opening with Brahms’ dark but heroic Tragic Overture, the concert also includes his ebullient Academic Festival Overture, two strikingly different works with adjacent opus numbers.
Interleaved with these is Richard Strauss’ sombre but also heroic tone poem Death and Transfiguration. The concert concludes, however, with Strauss in an ebullient mood; the Orchestra is joined by virtuoso soloist Alexander Edmundson for the composer’s thrilling First Horn Concerto. The second set of waltzes from Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier brings the evening to an ecstatic close.
Duration: approx. 2 hours 15 mins (incl. interval)