Strauss’ Merry Pranks & Bruckner’s Fifth


Leon Botstein conductor

Part of TŌN’s Fisher Center concert series

Trick or treating comes early this October with Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, which chronicles the misadventures of the titular practical jokester and German peasant folk hero. Then we get serious with a performance of Anton Bruckner’s massive and masterful Fifth Symphony. It was performed only once during the composer’s lifetime, and he died having never heard it.


>Read the concert program

Brief remarks by TŌN violinist Tin Yan Lee

Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
15 min
>Read concert notes by TŌN oboist Jasper Igusa

20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN trumpet player Samuel Exline

Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 5
65 min
>Read concert notes by TŌN bassoonist Cheryl Fries

Sample the Music

R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Leon Botstein photo by Matt Dine

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