Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Suite from Der Rosenkavalier. In his opera Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss dreamt of the world in Mozart’s time.
In his opera Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss dreamt of the world in Mozart’s time, a period that for him, in the years before the outbreak of the First World War, seemed angelically innocent; as a result he portrayed 18th-century Vienna with its manners and traditions, but also surprisingly with late-19th-century waltzes and an occasionally overripe hyper-Romantic orchestral sound. The immediate success of Der Rosenkavalier prompted Strauss to make an orchestral suite from its music, consisting of the prelude and several highlights.
Mariss Jansons was chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from 2004 to 2015. Jansons has been music director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2003. He has made numerous appearances throughout the world as a guest conductor of the Berlin, the Vienna and the London Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as the leading orchestras in the United States. Jansons has been awarded various honours and awards, including the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize.