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March 24, 2014

Just because: Richard Strauss conducts Till Eulenspiegel

Richard Strauss conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in a 1944 performance of excerpts from his Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. (These unedited single-camera takes were subsequently edited into a documentary film.) The video ends with an unrelated silent film of Arthur Nikisch conducting what is believed to be Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony:

(This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space each Monday and Wednesday.)

Posted March 24, 2014 10:00 AM

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