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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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ViennaSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Michael Boder; Boleslaw Barlog; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Gun-Brit Barkmin; Jane Henschel

ViennaWagner, Ammann & Strauss

Wagner, Ammann, Strauss R.
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Susanna Mälkki; Andreas Haefliger

BergenYoung Artists' Concert 2019

Rachmaninov, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Strauss R., Lalo
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Cathrine Winnes; Nikita Khnykin; Leonardo Chiodo; Lorenz Karls; Ingvild Schultze-Florey

BergenYoung Artists' Concert 2019

Rachmaninov, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Strauss R., Lalo
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Cathrine Winnes; Nikita Khnykin; Leonardo Chiodo; Lorenz Karls; Ingvild Schultze-Florey

LeipzigDer Rosenkavalier

© Tom Schulze
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Ulf Schirmer; Alfred Kirchner; Oper Leipzig; Marcel Keller; Joachim Herzog; Kathrin Göring; Simone Schneider
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LSO leader leaps in for unscheduled Tchaikovsky concerto

Roman Simović, Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
A last-minute cancellation resulted in a blazing performance of Tchaikovsky from LSO leader Roman Simović, paired with Strauss' orchestral masterworks.
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Nature versus humanity with the Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare © BGE Rafael Payare
Reaching the climax of his exploration of Shostakovich’s “war symphonies”, Rafael Payare and the Ulster Orchestra pit Strauss’ epic tone-poem against the colossal “Leningrad” Symphony.
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Welser-Möst leads Cleveland Orchestra in a mighty Heldenleben

Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
In the last program at home before an international tour, Franz Welser-Möst led The Cleveland Orchestra in an imposing performance of Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, prefaced by works of Schubert and Webern.
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Also sprach Richard Strauss

Renée Fleming with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Renée Fleming assumes the role of the Countess is Capriccio as part of an all-Strauss program at Symphony Hall. 
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Seven fantasies replace seven veils

Lise Lindstrom (Salome) © Prudence Upton
Gale Edwards' Opera Australia staging of Richard Strauss' bloody opera is revived with Lise Lindstrom in the title role. 
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