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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss: A 150th Anniversary Tribute

Richard Strauss in 1922 © Ferdinand Schmutzer
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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TwickenhamBenjamin Appl & James Baillieu

© Lars Borges
Schubert, Reger, Brahms, Schreker, Strauss R., Strauss, Poulenc, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Bishop, Warlock, Ireland, Grieg
Benjamin Appl; James Baillieu

PooleSongs from the Heart

Songs from the Heart
Wagner, Strauss R., Brahms
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Karl-Heinz Steffens; Allison Oakes

AmsterdamStrauss with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

© Anne Dokter
Zemlinsky, Strauss R., Berg
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk

StockholmHoneck in a time of reflection

Dvořák, Strauss R., Schubert, Brahms
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck; Andrè Schuen

OsakaThe 229th Subscription Concert

The 229th Subscription Concert
Bach, Strauss R., Korngold, Mozart
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra; Kimbo Ishii
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Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Xian Zhang brought out the beauty of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s engaging sound and soprano Fatma Said gracefully beguiled us with Strauss.
***11
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Gardner's Zarathustra and the Glagolitic Mass impress

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Edward Gardner opens the Hallé's Thursday series with dramatic Strauss and Janáček.
****1
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Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala

Franz Welser-Möst directs Lang Lang and The Cleveland Orchestra at the 100th Anniversary Gala. © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Franz Welser-Möst selected a Viennese-inspired program for The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual gala, with works of Strauss (both Richard and Johann II) and Ravel following a Mozart piano concerto.
****1
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Flogging a dead horse: a new Salome at English National Opera

Allison Cook (Salome) © Catherine Ashmore
ENO's new production of Salome which opens the season features some commendable music-making, but is let down by a flawed concept and dull staging.
**111
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Guth's FroSch arrives at Unter den Linden

Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Guth's incisive staging of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's grandest opera proves a moving and detailed experience at its transfer to the reopened Staatsoper. 
****1
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