Join us in at Vienna's incredible Musikverein for a harmonious evening with the esteemed Franz Welser-Möst and the world-renowned Wiener Philharmoniker! The concert begins with Schubert's Symphony No. 2, dynamic and jubilant with a gorgeously contrasting minor-key turn in the third movement. Next, the bucolic harmonies of Richard Strauss's Sinfonia Domestica reverberate through the legendary venue—more a symphonic poem (by the master of the genre) than a pure symphony, the work comprises five connected movements of varying lengths.
Written in 1902, the Sinfonia Domestica presents a musical recounting of 24 hours in the home of Strauss, his wife Pauline, and their son. Some members of the press criticized the work as a commercialization of intimate family life, but it was an immediate hit with the public, following its Carnegie Hall premiere with two sensational, highly attended performances on the sales floor of Wanamaker's department store in New York. Lyrical and tender, it brings the evening to a graceful and satisfying conclusion.
Photo: Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
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