There could be no better way to begin our celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Strauss's birth than with this captivating programme, announced by the composer who was his most potent influence: Richard Wagner. In his orchestral swashbuckler Don Juan Strauss takes the listener on an exhilarating helter-skelter ride of orchestral machismo, surfing the unquenchable tide of the Don's libidious exploits. The programme concludes with music from the climax to his sumptuous and shocking one-act opera Salome, including the famous 'Dance of the Seven Veils'.
More concerts at Royal Festival Hall:
May 22 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Wagner's birth, Sir Andrew Davis conducts excerpts from Wagner's Die Meistersingerand Die Walküre
May 30 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Professor Jonathan Cross introduces the evening’s programme.
May 30 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Esa-Pekka conducts The Rite of Spring in its centenary performance alongside Debussy's Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Varèse's Amériques
London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
Find out about the Philharmonia's 2013/14 season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall