Sibelius wrote about En Saga (A Fairy Tale), that in no other work did he reveal himself so completely. We contrast this tragic tale with one of humor and rambunctiousness: Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, one of Strauss’ greatest instrumental works. Finally, Strauss’ final composition, his Four Last Songs, includes some of the most beautiful music you’ll ever hear. Performed by Metropolitan Opera veteran, Christine Brewer, this will be an evening to remember!
Sibelius: Andantes Festivo
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Sibelius: En Saga
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Soloist – Christine Brewer, soprano