Music of the Day / 24

Orchestral

  • Richard Strauss, Tod und Verklärung (‘Death and Transfiguration‘), op. 24 // Many have argued that this is a prime example of Strauss’ ability to write music that depicts a programme. I’m not so sure. The detail of the programme comes from a poem Strauss’ friend Ritter wrote after Death and Transfiguration had already been composed. Strauss composed around the rather vague concept of a dying artist and his ‘ideal’, and the programme justifies the musical form and ideas, enabling the listener to hear details and understand the structure more easily.

Chamber

  • Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34

Vocal

  • Giacomo Puccini, Tosca

Jazz

  • Charlie Parker, Thriving On A Riff

Rock/pop/?

  • Muse, Plug in Baby

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