Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks


Markus Stenz, conductor
Andrew Balio, trumpet

Mozart: Symphony No. 29 Listen Now BSO Podcast
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Listen Now BSO Podcast
Detlev Glanert: Frenesia (BSO Premiere) BSO Podcast
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Listen NowBSO Podcast

Maestro Stenz is a master of both the classic and modern Austro-Germanic repertoire. Mozart’s graceful Symphony No. 29 is modeled after Haydn, who Mozart often called his teacher. Haydn’s own humorous and virtuosic trumpet concerto showcases Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio performing a set of three cadenzas by Krzysztof Penderecki, the prominent living Polish composer. Transforming the orchestral palette, Stenz introduces fun and frantic Frenesia, an ironic homage to Richard Strauss, whose own whimsical tribute to the medieval trouble-maker, Till Eulenspiegel, makes for a rousing finale.