[Strauss' Merry Pranks & Bruckner's Fifth] Leon Botstein; photo by Matt Dine
Leon Botstein; photo by Matt Dine

Strauss' Merry Pranks & Bruckner's Fifth

Trick or treating comes early this October with Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, which chronicles the misadventures of the titular practical jokester and German peasant folk hero.  Then we get serious with a performance of 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.

Leon Botstein conductor

R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Bruckner Symphony No. 5