When: 8th December 2019
Where: Southbank Centre
Straus`s muscular Don Juan is a 20-minute orchestral powerhouse of a piece. Powerful brass and stormy strings depict Don Juan`s life of seduction and eventual downfall. Beethoven
s Fourth symphony features some of the composers most attractive melodies, in delicate interplay between light and shade. A brooding opening gives way to a sunny mood that leads into a slow movement so beautiful that Berlioz said it could only have been written by an archangel.