Schoenberg’s rapturous tone poem Transfigured Night (premiered in 1902). Richard Strauss’s rapturous tone poem Death and Transfiguration (premiered in 1890). And in between, Strauss’s rapturous Four Last Songs (premiered in 1950), which quotes Death and Transfiguration. Offering total immersion, Dudamel invites total surrender, and who will resist? Especially with the rapturous South African soprano Golda Schulz on hand for what with the possible exception of the Rosenkavalier trio are Strauss’s most transfigurative vocals. —M.G.
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