Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Helen Grime Trumpet Concerto: night-sky-blue ‡
Joel Järventausta Sunfall *
Strauss Death and Transfiguration
François-Xavier Roth conductor
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
London Symphony Orchestra
‡ Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation, Library of Congress, London Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
* Commissioned through the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust.
Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Konzerthaus Dortmund website.
The young Richard Strauss was a risk-taker – a musical innovator so dizzyingly irreverent that even his own father sometimes thought he’d gone too far. Here two of Strauss’ most audacious early masterpieces frame premieres by two of the brightest musical imaginations working right here, right now.
Håkan Hardenberger – arguably the greatest living classical trumpeter – performs the new concerto by Helen Grime: one of those composers whose name alone guarantees something utterly original, and there’s a solar-powered new showpiece by Joel Järventausta, a student of George Benjamin.