Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Moore director / viola
R. Strauss Metamorphosen
Schoenberg Transfigured Night
About this performance
A lush work by a young Schoenberg and an elegy by Richard Strauss written in his later years are featured in this program for string orchestra led by Principal Viola Chris Moore.
- Influenced by Goethe's poetry, Strauss composed Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings, with each playing an independent part in a masterful display of counterpoint.
- Schoenberg also drew on poetry for his early work Transfigured Night. Based on the poem by Richard Dehmel, Schoenberg's symphonic realisation for string orchestra tells a story of conflict transfigured into unity.
Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes including interval