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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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AmsterdamSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Daniele Gatti; Ivo van Hove; Dutch National Opera; Jan Versweyveld; An D'Huys; Lance Ryan; Doris Soffel

TokyoYomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

Prokofiev, Strauss R.
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra; Simone Young; Behzod Abduraimov

LeipzigSalomeNew production

Strauss R.: Salome
Ulf Schirmer; Aron Stiehl; Oper Leipzig; rosalie; Elisabet Strid; Tuomas Pursio

GlyndebourneAriadne auf Naxos

Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Cornelius Meister; Katharina Thoma; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Julia Müer; Irina Bartels; Lise Davidsen; Erin Morley

ViennaElektra

Strauss R.: Elektra
Michael Boder; Uwe-Eric Laufenberg; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Nina Stemme; Waltraud Meier
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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

A thrilling finale to the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World

An outstanding debut in new Leipzig Salome

In a state of almost child-like transfiguration and fulfilment, Strid's voice fully encompassed the extremes of the last scene.
****1
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Visceral virtuosity and poetic pianism

Evgeni Bozhanov marks his Liverpool début with the RLPO under the watchful eye of conductor Marzena Diakun. 
****1
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Climbing Strauss' magic mountain in Seattle

The Seattle Symphony's all-Strauss program included a refreshing take on the Four Last Songs with soprano Gun-Brit Barkman and a sonic tour de force in the rare Eine Alpensinfonie.
****1
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Beautiful role debut for Malin Byström in Amsterdam Salome

In an elegant new production by Ivo van Hove, Malin Byström portrays a graceful, erotic Salome and the RCO play with sensuous lyricism under Daniele Gatti.
****1
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