Strauss, Ravel and More

  • Dates:December 1, 2017 - December 2, 2017 ( Recurring daily )
  • Location:Centennial Concert Hall
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Address: 555 Main Street Winnipeg, MB
  • Contact: WSO Box Office
  • Phone: 204-949-3999
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  • Region: Winnipeg
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Ideals

Richard Strauss couldn’t resist a story. In Death and Transfiguration, a dying man, presumably Strauss himself, recalls the artistic ideals he didn’t achieve and as the fatal hour arrives, his soul takes leave. But now, the eternal cosmos presents a magnificent realization of the ideal.

In 1919, Ravel started work on a tribute to Vienna. But World War I had ended with a “fatefully inescapable whirlpool.” So, Ravel created a waltz that emerges from surreal mists, moves to the ballroom, only to end in a crash of orchestral colour, its waltz time destroyed forever. Dvořák’s tragically devilish tale and Estacio’s sparkling new Trumpet Concerto complete the evening.

Strauss, Ravel and More
  • 204-949-3999
  • 555 Main Street
  • Winnipeg, MB