But I digress. My favorite piece of the night was a suite from Der Rosenkavalier; I was just reading Mark Swed's review of the concert, and this is what he had to say about that music--
The “Rosenkavalier” Suite is of dubious provenance. Most likely it was arranged in 1945 by Artur Rodzinski, a former music director of the L.A. and New York philharmonics. But Maazel likes this orchestral tour of operatic highlights; he conducted it with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Orange County in 2003, and he began the program Friday with an extreme, epic performance that mixed vulgarity with a sentimentality that could annoyingly break down a listener’s defenses.Vulgar and sentimental. Of course it was my favorite.