Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Strauss: Don Juan

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Richard Strauss conducting (c. 1900) By Singleton, Esther, d. 1930, via Wikimedia Commons

The story of Don Juan taps a deep territory in the human psyche: love, betrayal, excess, and death. On this weekend's Performance Today, we'll hear Richard Strauss's explosive tone poem Don Juan, from a concert at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Garrett McQueen guest-hosts.