Richard Strauss

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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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LondonChristopher Warren-Green conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Strauss II, Strauss R.
Christopher Warren-Green, Conductor

MadridStrauss

Strauss R.: Elektra, Op.58: Symphonic Rhapsody
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Manuela Uhl; Lise Lindstrom; Katja Pieweck; Anna Larsson

BerlinSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Jeffrey Tate; Claus Guth; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Muriel Gerstner; Catherine Naglestad; Manuela Uhl

LondonOliver Knussen conducts Richard Strauss, Philip Cashian & Edward ElgarWorld première

Strauss R., Cashian, Elgar
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Oliver Knussen; Huw Watkins

LondonLunchtime Recital - Emily Sun (violin) Jennifer Hughes (piano)

Schubert, Strauss R.
Emily Sun; Jennifer Hughes
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Abduraimov's grand “Emperor” at the Houston Symphony

In his Houston Symphony debut, Behzod Abduraimov holds court with Beethoven, even though the orchestra couldn't quite match him. 
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Stop all the clocks: Fleming's valedictory Marschallin

Renée Fleming has decided the time is right to bow out gracefully from the operatic stage, choosing her signature role to bid the fondest of farewells to London.
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Benedetti sensational in Tchaikovsky

With Richard Strauss’s epic symphonic poem and Benedetti performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, the CBSO had major expectations to fulfil. 
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Racette an unlikely success at Met's Revival of Salome

The Met revived Jurgen Flimm's modern production of Salome, with Patricia Racette making a successfu last minute role debut in the title role.
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Strauss' Vienna given the Hollywood treatment

Jeremy Denk's take on Brahms didn't impress Brahms, the Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor proving an unequal, if refreshing, contest. 
***11
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