During a cultural journey, Mendelssohn falls completely under the spell of La Bella Italia. The rich art treasures, the beautiful landscape, the many traditions – they all earn a place in his Fourth Symphony.
Iconic stories with strong characters in the leading role – Tijl Uilenspiegel, Don Juan, Zarathustra: Richard Strauss was irresistibly drawn to it. In his masterful version of Don Quixote, Richard Strauss drags his listeners sometimes delicately, sometimes ironically and flamboyantly, into the fight against injustice.
Flagey, Brussels Philharmonic