Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss: A 150th Anniversary Tribute

Enjoy our playlist to celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. 
January 2018
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Year of birth1864
Year of death1949
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Strauss R.: Elektra
Patrick Summers; Sir David McVicar; Houston Grand Opera; John Macfarlane; Christine Goerke; Michaela Martens

DüsseldorfOrchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Beethoven, Strauss R.
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Sir Antonio Pappano; Anne-Sophie Mutter

AmsterdamValery Gergiev and Munich Philharmonic: Brahms and R. Strauss

Brahms, Strauss R.
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev


Strauss R.: Elektra
Simone Young; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; Iréne Theorin; Katarina Dalayman

HamburgOrchestra di Santa Cecilia, Anne-Sophie Mutter und Sir Antonio Pappano

Beethoven, Strauss R.
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Sir Antonio Pappano; Anne-Sophie Mutter
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Iréne Theorin triumphs as Elektra in Stockholm

A quasi-concertante setting highlights Theorin's masterful performance as Elektra, Cornelia Beskow's fragile, human Chrysothemis and Katarina Dalayman's haunting Klytaemnestra.
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The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

Henrik Nánási balances the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House to perfection, setting the stage for a memorable title role performance from Byström and a powerful Jochanaan from Michael Volle.
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Salome stripped bare in Hannover

Ingo Kerkhof’s specious contemporary staging was only redeemed by a gruesome scalp and some marvellous playing in the pit.   
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Zimmermann's Bach and Schumann stand out in Barcelona

This season, the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC) is turning its eyes towards Bach, whilst at the same time programming the usual great symphonic repertoire, as well as contemporary composers. Here, Kazushi Ono gathered a Bach concerto (transcribed for violin), a rarely-performed work by Schumann and Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra.
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Putting frippery before Freud

The current stage-setting of Arabella at the Wiener Staatsoper proves that “all that’s Glittenberg” is not gold.
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