This week's Symphonies of Iowa features the Des Moines Symphony's "Masterworks 2: Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake" concert. The orchestra performs works by Wagner, Richard Strauss, and Tchaikovsky.
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake contains some of the most recognizable music ever composed. It beautifully tells a tale of star-crossed lovers through elegant, sweeping melodies. But first, the Orchestra plays Wagner's mythic, shimmering Overture to Tannhauser followed by a dazzling performance of Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration, his celestial, sublime tone poem meditating on the furious struggle between life and death. Don't miss the last encore broadcast this Sunday, July 8th at 4 p.m.!
WAGNER Overture to Tannhauser
R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
TCHAIKOVSKY Music from Swan Lake
I. Introduction to Act I
II. Valse (Act I)
III. Scene (Act II)
IV. Death of the Swans (Act II)
V. Pas de Action (Act II)
VI. Allegro giusto (Act III)
VII. Neapolitan Dance (Act III)
VIII. Mazurka (Act III)
IX. Finale (Act IV)