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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss: A 150th Anniversary Tribute

Richard Strauss in 1922 © Ferdinand Schmutzer
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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Santa FeAriadne auf NaxosNew production

Ariadne auf Naxos
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
James Gaffigan; Tim Albery; Santa Fe Opera; Tobias Hoheisel; Amanda Echalaz; Bruce Sledge

SalzburgSalomeNew Production

Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
Strauss R.: Salome
Franz Welser-Möst; Romeo Castellucci; John Daszak; Anna Maria Chiuri

LondonProm 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgard

Wagner, Strauss R., Nørgard
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Malin Byström; London Voices; National Youth Chamber Choir

AmsterdamPianist Joseph Moog

© Paul Marc Mitchell
Beethoven, Strauss R.
Nationaal Jeugd Orkest; Antony Hermus; Joseph Moog

SalzburgBerliner Philharmoniker 1Guest Orchestras

Strauss R., Beethoven
Berliner Philharmoniker; Kirill Petrenko
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On the rocks: An ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
An astonishing performance by Asmik Grigorian is central to the Italian director's disturbing reading of a disturbing opera. 
****1
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Prom 24: Strong Proms debut from Otto Tausk

Otto Tausk © Marco Borggreve
Evocative Smyth and impressively detailed Strauss from Tausk, and warm Dvořák with soulful playing from Daniel Müller-Schott.
****1
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Prom 21: An Alpensinfonie for the whole family

Ilan Volkov © Astrid Ackermann
Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an attractive account of Strauss' mighty Alpine Symphony.
****1
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Ariadne aus Glasgow: a few twists at Opera Holland Park

Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
A spirited and seamless production of Strauss’s Ariadne is aided by some excellent singing and playing at London’s premier summer opera festival.
****1
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A game of two halves: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough

Clare Presland (Composer) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Ariadne auf Naxos shines in an ultra-contemporary world of high net worth tantrums at Longborough Festival Opera, complete with glam rock fairies, giant string, and glorious music. 
****1
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