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Richard Strauss was only twenty-five when he composed Death and Transfiguration. On his deathbed, sixty years later, he remarked to his daughter-in-law, “It's a funny thing, dying is just the way I composed it in Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration).” This adventurous program continues with two ballet suites. Based on a Yeats poem, Anna Clyne’s The Seamstress was composed in 2015 and runs the musical gamut from Irish folk tune to electronica. When violinist Jennifer Koh premiered the work, the Chicago Tribune praised her “poise, assurance, and sensitivity.” Originally commissioned for a Diaghilev ballet, Prokofiev’s splendidly barbaric Scythian Suite is his answer to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, another powerful evocation of pagan rites and legends full of orchestral color and rhythmic vitality.
|R. STRAUSS: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), op. 24|
|ANNA CLYNE: The Seamstress|
|PROKOFIEV: Scythian Suite, op. 20|