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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss: A 150th Anniversary Tribute

Enjoy our playlist to celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. 
March 2021
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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Year of birth1864
Year of death1949
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LondonHaydn, Brahms & Strauss

© London Symphony Orchestra
Haydn, Brahms, Strauss R.
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

SingaporeT'ang Quartet and SSO

T'ang Quartet and SSO
Strauss R., Shostakovich, Brahms
T'ang Quartet; Musicians from the SSO

LondonExiles and elegies

© Monika Rittershaus
Strauss R., Rachmaninov
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Miah Persson

LondonBartók and Strauss: Dances of Desire

© Peter Knutson
Bartók, Strauss R.
Philharmonia Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Malin Byström; Susan Bickley; Peter Hoare; Philharmonia Voices

ZürichCapriccioNew production

Strauss R.: Capriccio
Markus Poschner; Christof Loy; Zurich Opera; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Klaus Bruns; Julia Kleiter; Paula Murrihy
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Thielemann conducts the Berlin Phil's “Golden Twenties” finale

Christian Thielemann and the Berlin Philharmonic © Frederike van der Straeten
Christian Thielemann shows his lighter side, while the Berlin Philharmonic play music they haven't touched in nearly a century.
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Between symbolism and party reality: Salome at La Scala

Elena Stikhina (Salome) © Brescia e Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Damiano Michieletto's production does not let the viewer rest easy even when the opera has ended.
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An inspired concept, hobbled by pandemic restrictions

The OAE woodwinds © Zen Grisdale
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's beautifully curated selection of Mann-themed music enjoys mixed success. 
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Milan Turković serves Mozart, Strauss and Sachertorte in Graz

Milan Turković and the Grazer Philharmoniker winds © Dr Michael Nemeth
There was a delicious chocolate-colored texture to the low bass akin to what Great British Bake-Off aficionados would recognize as the foundation of a great Sachertorte.
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Day, night and a star diva: Anna Netrebko in recital

Anna Netrebko © Jürgen Hausmann | Met Opera
The Russian soprano revived her Day and Night programme for The Met Stars Live in Concert series with a recital from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
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