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Richard Strauss: A 150th Anniversary Tribute

Enjoy our playlist to celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. 
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Year of birth1864
Year of death1949
NationalityGermany
PeriodRomantic
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New York CityEsa-Pekka Salonen conducts U.S. premiere by Tansy Davies

Beethoven, Davies, Strauss R.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Phillip Myers; R. Allen Spanjer; Leelanee Sterrett; Howard Wall

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Time Becomes Space

Bach, Hindemith, Wagner, Strauss R.
London Philharmonic Orchestra; John Mauceri; Angel Blue

StockholmStrauss

Mozart, Strauss R.
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim; Kian Soltani; Yulia Deyneka

BrookvilleBeethoven and Also sprach Zarathustra at LIU

Beethoven, Davies, Strauss R.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Phillip Myers; R. Allen Spanjer; Leelanee Sterrett; Howard Wall

Hong KongHong Kong Sinfonietta: Ramón Ortega Quero Plays Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto

Cuddeford, Strauss R., Schubert
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Christoph Poppen; Ramón Ortega Quero
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Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto in Cleveland

Sir Andrew Davis also led superb performances of Delius’ Brigg Fair and Strauss’ Don Quixote, with Mark Kosower and Wesley Collins as soloists.
****1
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Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's tour to the acoustically excellent Göteborgs konserthus in Sweden for a concert of Sibelius, Strauss and Thorvaldsdóttir was an obvious success, demonstrating an orchestral sound that deserves to be heard abroad more often. 
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A Rosenkavalier for the radio

There are several things wrong with the new Robert Carsen directed Der Rosenkavalier that just opened at the Met, but the singing is not among them.
***11
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Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten in Berlin

Zubin Mehta's conducting is a disappointment, but Guth's remarkable production makes powerful sense of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's rich fairy tale. 
****1
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A shocking Strauss Elektra in Naples

A reading full of emotion from conductor Juraj Valčuha sets up one of the best San Carlo Orchestra’s performances of this season.
****1
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