Richard Strauss

Josep Pons captivates us with the mastery of  Richard Strauss

At the beginning of his career, Richard Strauss devoted himself to the tone poem, a single-movement musical genre inspired by philosophical and literary ideals. An absolute orchestral master, Strauss drew inspiration from a character in German picaresque literature for Till Eulenspiegel, while Death and transfiguration is the musical translation of a poem by Alexander Ritter on the death of an artist. The concert includes Strauss’s final work, his Four Last Songs, written in 1948 using texts by Hermann Hesse and Joseph von Eichendorff. The songs will be sung by the soprano Jacquelyn Wagner.

Artistic profile

Jacquelyn Wagner, soprano
Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Josep Pons


April 2018

28Saturday20:00Turn HFee 8

Approximate running time to be confirmed


Richard Strauss 

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28 (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks)
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Lieder) 


Tod und Verklärung, op. 24 ((Death and Transfiguration)

Reasons why you need to see Richard Strauss' Concert

  • A concert which synthesises the early and late years of Strauss.
  • From the trickster in Till Eulenspiegel to the serene farewell of the Four Last Songs.
  • The symphonic triumph of post-romanticism.
  • A great challenge for the Liceu orchestra.