Richard Strauss

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, September 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is jouined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for the Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 73 “Emperor” by Beethoven. The concert opens with Richard Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Opus 28, and also features the world premiere of Pandora by Mark Volkert. As an encore we'll hear the Linz Symphony by Mozart.

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra continues its season under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with a concert featuring Steven Braunstein on contrabassoon and violinist Alexander Barantschik in a concert featuring Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Bela Bartók, Urban Legend by Michael Tilson Thomas, and Ein Heldenleben, the Opus 40 of Richard Strauss.

Karen Almond / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues as Christine Goerke sings the title role of Richard Strauss’s tragedy Elektra under the baton of future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The acclaimed American soprano stars as the revenge-obsessed princess of Greek myth, with soprano Elza van den Heever as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis, and mezzo-soprano Michaela Schuster making her network broadcast debut as the guilt-stricken matriarch, Klytämnestra.

Airs Monday, February 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra conductor Franz Welser-Möst travels to the Musikverein in Vienna for a concert that opens with “L’Ascension,” music by Olivier Messiaen, and the concert concludes with the last tone poem by Richard Strauss, his "Alpine Symphony."

Airs Monday, February 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra conductor Franz Welser-Möst travels to the Musikverein in Vienna for a concert that opens with “L’Ascension,” music by Olivier Messiaen, and the concert concludes with the last tone poem by Richard Strauss, his "Alpine Symphony."

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