Roman holidays: when northern composers headed for Italy, it never took them long to go native. Felix Mendelssohn wrote a symphony that positively dances in the sunlight, and Tchaikovsky had barely left his hotel room before his head was fizzing with tunes. But the young Richard Strauss outdid them both with the joyous Aus Italien, a sunkissed, gloriously over-the-top celebration of Italy in all its exuberance. Andris Nelsons loves it; you’ll wonder why we don’t hear it more often!
Wed 8, 6.15pm & Thu 9, 1pm Pre-concert talk: Richard Strauss: Aus Italien – Broadcaster Stephen Johnson introduces Richard Strauss’s rarely heard Italian tone-poem.
Andris Nelsons conductor
|Mendelssohn||Symphony No. 4 (Italian)||26’|
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