Richard Strauss spins tales both earthy and philosophical with kaleidoscopic orchestral sound. Don Juan portrays history’s most famous seducer; in Death and Transfiguration, a man reflects on his life and adventures during his final moments. The lush harmonies of Debussy’s only piano concerto mix with the transcendent beauty of Messiaen.
SUSANNA MÄLKKI conductor
JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA