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Richard Strauss

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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ViennaArabella

Strauss R.: Arabella
Cornelius Meister; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Camilla Nylund; Tomasz Konieczny

BerlinJuraj Valčuha & Stefan Jackiw

Strauss R., Korngold, Webern
Konzerthausorchester Berlin; Juraj Valčuha; Stefan Jackiw

LondonSir Andrew Davis Conducts Symphonie Fantastique

Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Symphonie Fantastique
Elgar, Strauss R., Berlioz
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Siobhan Stagg

BudapestDie Frau ohne Schatten

Die Frau ohne Schatten
Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Péter Halász; János Szikora; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Horesnyi; Kati Zoób; Szilvia Rálik; Eszter Sümegi

AmsterdamJanine Jansen, Denis Kozhukhin, Torleif Thedéen

© Marco Borggreve
Beethoven, Strauss R., Dvořák
Janine Jansen; Denis Kozhukhin; Torleif Thedéen
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The Woman without a Shadow of doubt: Karina Canellakis' fine LSO debut

Karina Canellakis and the London Symphony Orchestra © Mark Pullinger
Canellakis has the musicianship to ensure Strauss’ over-the-top moments registered high on music’s Richter scale.
****1
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Søndergård and the RSNO in dramatic Strauss and life-affirming Mahler

Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan

Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO on top form in Strauss’ dramatic Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Mahler’s life affirming Das Lied von der Erde.

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Astrid Kessler nails the title role in Arabella in Zurich

Julia Kleiter (Arabella), Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk (The Fiakermilli) and chorus © Toni Suter
Using the Nazi regime as his Leitmotif, Canadian director Robert Carsen brings Richard Strauss’ Arabella to the Zurich stage. 
***11
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Welser-Möst leads the New York Philharmonic in Widmann and Strauss

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the New York Philharmonic © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
In his first New York Philharmonic engagement since 2000, Franz Welser-Möst pairs Jörg Widmann's Babylon Suite with Strauss' Sinfonia domestica
****1
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Volatility unites music by Elgar, Strauss and Takemitsu in Birmingham

Kazuki Yamada © Marco Borggreve
The CBSO Youth Orchestra under Kazuki Yamada find connections in three works inhabiting very different worlds.
****1
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