Ein Heldenleben: A Hero’s Life


Marin Alsop, conductor

Christopher Rouse: Rapture
Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

In his grandiose, tongue-in-cheek, autobiographical tone poem, Ein Heldenleben, Richard Strauss expresses his devotion to his wife Pauline in lush melodies and orchestral writing, while waging war with his nemeses, the music critics! Both Rouse's Rapture and Scriabin's most famous and transcendent Poem of Ecstasy are bathed in spiritual intensity. Indulge yourself!