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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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Fact file
Year of birth1864
Year of death1949
NationalityGermany
PeriodRomantic
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CardiffR. Strauss & Wagner

R. Strauss & Wagner
Strauss R., Wagner
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Otto Tausk

LeedsSalome

Salome
Strauss R.: Salome
Sir Richard Armstrong; Opera North; Jennifer Holloway; Katarina Karnéus; Robert Hayward; Arnold Bezuyen

PooleNotes of Nostalgia

Notes of Nostalgia
Britten, Dvořák, Strauss R.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; James Feddeck; Daniel Müller-Schott

OsloKORK i Aulaen - David Cooper

Ginastera, Strauss R., Mozart
David Cooper; Miguel Harth-Bedoya; The Norwegian Radio Orchestra

ExeterNotes of Nostalgia

Notes of Nostalgia
Britten, Dvořák, Strauss R.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; James Feddeck; Daniel Müller-Schott
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O/MODƏRNT at Wigmore Hall: A descent into melodrama

Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Conceptually, the programme of descending and rising fourths offered a real treat: in practice, the musicians' skill was in danger of being lost as they attempted to recover from their opening gimmickry.
***11
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An irascible Don and a Widmann première in Boston

Yo-Yo Ma, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
The US première of Jörg Widmann's Partita featured alongside Mozart and Strauss in Andris Nelsons' carefully chosen program.
****1
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A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan

Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
Kirill Petrenko’s second night at Carnegie Hall packed a punch as the orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper delved deep into Strauss’ score, supporting an impressive cast of singers.
****1
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Two Dons and a señor: Payare’s debut with the RPO

Rafael Payare © Askonas Holt
Rafael Payare, in his first appearance with the RPO, has musical encounters with Don Juan and Don Quixote, and a Mozart symphony provides a suitable contrast.
****1
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Berliner Philharmoniker redefine Shake, Rattle & Roll in Baden-Baden

Sir Simon Rattle © Johann Sebastian Hanel
Elīna Garanča brings subtle sonorities to an otherwise bravura and boisterous concert by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.
****1
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