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Strauss – Bernstein

13 February 1945: the devastating bombardment of Dresden. Richard Strauss is so affected that he writes one of the most gripping works in his entire oeuvre: Metamorphosen. The purified piece, written for 23 strings, is tragic music that touches us deeply. W.H. Auden’s poem of ...

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Richard Strauss • Metamorphosen
Takashi Yoshimatsu • And Birds Sing Again…, op. 81 (2000)
Leonard Bernstein • Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety