Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks


Lorin Maazel conducting the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

This is the most exhilarating rendition of the famous Tone Poem about a mythical figure from 16th century German folklore – a rogue, a prankster, an impudent mocker of authority, who sowed confusion and disorder wherever he went.

The stupid yet cunning peasant demonstrates his superiority to the narrow, dishonest, condescending townsman, as well as to the clergy and nobility.

“Lorin conducts this with a superb tongue in cheek yet passionate theatrically with an orchestra that seconds every of his ‘commands.'”- Dietlinde Maazel



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