Richard Strauss

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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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PooleMan of La Mancha

Strauss R., Brahms
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton; John Lill; Tom Beer; Jesper Svedberg

Los AngelesSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
James Conlon; Peter J. Hall; LA Opera; John Bury; Patricia Racette; Tomás Tómasson

BasingstokeMan of La Mancha

Strauss R., Brahms
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton; John Lill; Tom Beer; Jesper Svedberg

LondonLunchtime Recital - Clare Tunney (soprano) Matthew Ryan (piano)

Strauss R., Debussy, Schumann, Hahn, Quilter, Mozart, Chausson, Wagner, Puccini, Bridge, Porter
Clare Tunney; Matthew Ryan

Las Palmas de Gran CanariaAragón, Nielsen, Strauss

Aragón, Nielsen, Strauss R.
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria; Pablo González; Maximiliano Martín
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The Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performed new(ish) music straight from its own bloodline (René Staar) under the direction of Maestro Franz Welser-Möst alongside works by Schubert, R. Strauss, and, inevitably, Strauss II in their first concert of 2017 at Carnegie Hall.
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Emperors and prophets from Salonen

Clear playing from Pierre-Laurent Aimard in the Emperor Concerto and a sense of the dramatic in Also sprach Zarathustra brought life to old warhorses, while a new concerto from Tansy Davies made waves.
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Cornelius Meister spins yarns wth the NSO

Captiavting European musical narratives in Washington DC.
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A strong Bruckner Te Deum from RTE Philharmonic Choir

A declamatory Bruckner Te Deum made up for a less exciting first half of Barry and Mahler. 
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Gergiev brings the Mariinsky to Barcelona

Gergiev and the Mariinsky excel in Act III of Tristan und Isolde with the help of star singing from Vekua, Westbroek and Nikitin; George Li shows promise in Liszt.
****1
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