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Enoch Arden: Epic Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Set to Music by Richard Strauss
July 31, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$20.00
Enoch Arden is an epic poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson set to music for piano and speaker by the great late Romantic German composer Rickard Strauss.
Performed by Ben Luxon and at the piano, Josh Luxon.
This is a rare opportunity to see and hear this moving and unique work combining poetry and music performed by the world-renowned Ben Luxon and his grandson, Josh Luxon.
Richard Strauss wrote Enoch Arden for the actor Ernst von Possart, who in 1896 had assisted him in obtaining the post of Chief Conductor at the Bavarian State Opera. He wrote it while engaged in composing Don Quixote and finished it in February 1897. Strauss and Possart toured together widely with the melodrama, in a German translation by Adolf Strodtmann.
The painting above is by George Goodwin Kilburne and is in the public domain.