Marin Alsop conductor
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite Hindemith Symphony ‘Mathis der Maler’
Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and recently appointed Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducts two orchestral works often associated with their operatic counterparts, opening with the suite from Strauss’s comic opera, Der Rosenkavalier.
Unlike Strauss’s more commonly performed work, Hindemith’s symphony was composed before its operatic partner piece, Mathis der Maler. Inspired by the religious works of German Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald, each movement of the symphony is based on one of the artist’s panelled tableaux.