TŌN IN: Strauss’ Merry Pranks & Bruckner’s Fifth

In this October 2, 2021 performance livestreamed from the Fisher Center at Bard, Leon Botstein conducts Richard StraussTill Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, which chronicles the misadventures of the titular practical jokester and German peasant folk hero, and Anton Bruckner’s massive and masterful Fifth Symphony. It was performed only once during the composer’s lifetime, and he died having never heard it.

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0:55 Introductory remarks by TŌN violinist Joyce Lee
6:14 Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Read concert notes by TŌN oboist Jasper Igusa by clicking here
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22:05 Introductory remarks by TŌN trumpet player Samuel Exline
27:36 Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 5
Read concert notes by TŌN bassoonist Cheryl Fries by clicking here.