Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss: A 150th Anniversary Tribute

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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OxfordSpring Sonatas: Sophie Rosa & Sholto Kynoch

Strauss R., Beethoven
Sophie Rosa; Sholto Kynoch

OxfordMahler, Berg, Korngold & Strauss: Angelika Kirchschlager & Julius Drake

Mahler, Berg, Korngold, Strauss R.
Angelika Kirchschlager; Julius Drake

BudapestHungarian National Philharmonic

Reger, Mozart, Strauss R.
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra; Bertrand de Billy; Radovan Vlatković

BerlinElektra

Strauss R.: Elektra
Donald Runnicles; Kirsten Harms; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Bernd Damovsky; Catherine Foster; Doris Soffel

LondonWest-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Strauss R., Tchaikovsky
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim; Kian Soltani
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Heights of expression from Oramo and the BBCSO

A dream programme of works by Strauss, Berg and Sibelius, matched by performances from Sakari Oramo, Alina Pogostkina and the BBC Symphony Orchestra that really hit the sweet spot.
****1
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Big on decibels, short on detail

Gun-Brit Barkmin’s Salome was neither sexy, salacious, psycho-erotic nor particularly well sung.
***11
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Night at the Elektra museum in San Francisco

A thought-provoking production and killer cast make San Francisco Opera's Elektra top-notch music drama.
****1
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A native son returns triumphant to Prague

Conductor Tomáš Netopil combines the best of two worlds at the Dvořákʼs Prague festival.
****1
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Tripping the light fantastic in Köln

François-Xavier Roth conducts sparkling, refreshing accounts of Debussy, Schumann and Strauss in the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln season-opening gala.
****1
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