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Week of December 15, 2008

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Kent Nagano, conductor
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto

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Program:
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor for Strings
Mozart: Arias from The Marriage of Figaro; The Clemency of Titus
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel


Description:
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra was in the news a few years ago for not the loveliest of reasons: a very public falling out between a longtime conductor and the players. The American conductor Kent Nagano has essentially ridden a white horse into Montreal and done wonders to restore the luster of one of the world's great orchestras, which shows its stuff in this program with Mozart and Strauss.



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Kent Nagano

Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Richard Strauss