The Inextinguishable Symphony

Dec 6

8:00 PM

Wagner, R. Strauss, Nielsen

Thursday, December 6, 2018

“Music is life, and, like life, inextinguishable” wrote Danish composer Carl Nielsen of his Fourth Symphony, written during the early years of World War I. His life-affirming composition is preceded by Strauss’ poignant Four Last Songs, which has been called “the most beautifully delivered farewell in all of music.”


Wagner Overture to Rienzi
R. Strauss Four Last Songs
Nielsen Symphony No. 4 (The Inextinguishable)


Additional Dates for this Program


Official Airline of the CSO

The appearance of Maestro Edward Gardner is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.