Richard Strauss was 78 when he composed his second horn concerto. He had written his first for his father 60 years earlier. He had long since completed his tone poems and operas which had scored a success. Now, Strauss could just be himself and no longer needed to prove anything to anyone. Thus, the concert casts a spell with its nostalgic beauty and lyrical introspection.
The year that Tchaikovsky wrote his fourth symphony was one of crisis. He was unable to follow his own, personal path. He tried to hide his homosexuality all his life and was terrified he would be found out. Thus, the fourth symphony is a truly psychological drama – the pain of a rebellious soul put to music.
Gottfried von Einem
Capriccio op. 2
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36
- Karsten Hoffmann
- Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
- Patrick Hahn
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