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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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KawasakiMasterpiece Series No.143

Masterpiece Series No.143
Varèse, Strauss R.
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; Jonathan Nott; Sachi Katto

TokyoTokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Strauss R., Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Tanja Tetzlaff; Manabu Suzuki

HannoverOrchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Klangzauberin

© Uwe Arens
Dukas, Weinberg, Strauss R., Ravel
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Mikko Franck; Sol Gabetta

BambergOrgelkonzert mit Cameron Carpenter

Strauss R., Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Schumann
Bamberg Symphony; Christoph Eschenbach; Cameron Carpenter

MunichOrgelkonzert mit Cameron Carpenter & Bamberger Symphoniker

Strauss R., Rachmaninov, Schumann
Bamberg Symphony; Christoph Eschenbach; Cameron Carpenter
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A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah
Christian Thielemann led a memorable performance of Strauss's chamber opera Ariadne auf Naxos with a strong cast in a new straightforward production by David Hermann.
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A diva debut: Anna Netrebko in recital at Carnegie Hall

Anna Netrebko © Chris Lee
Netrebko put together a potpourri showcasting her immense vocal gifts as well as her versatility.
****1
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Strauss and Schubert songs contrasted with Matthias Goerne

Matthias Goerne, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
Almost every June from 1989 to 1999, I visited the charming town of Feldkirch, in the Vorarlberg region of Western Austria, for the annual Schubertiade, originally founded in 1976 by the great German baritone Hermann Prey.
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Shostakovich 5 triumphs – or not – with BBCSO and Payare

Dorothea Röschmann, Rafael Payare and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
Dorothea Röschmann has a soaring silvery line when needed (she is a famous Marschallin).
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Blowing away the cobwebs: epic Strauss from Rouvali

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Rouvali's role with the Phiharmoniaas Principal Guest Conductor may prove to be one of the most exciting musical relationships in London, based on their remarkable performance of Eine Alpensinfonie that headlined an all-Strauss programme.
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