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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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LondonStrauss, Hannah Kendall & Bartók

Strauss, Hannah Kendall & Bartók
Strauss R., Kendall, Bartók
London Symphony Orchestra; Kerem Hasan

BambergHrůša conducts the Alpensinfonie

© Andreas Herzau
Janáček, Strauss R.
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša

BrnoHrůša conducts Janáček and Richard Strauss

© Andreas Herzau
Janáček, Strauss R.
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša

BarcelonaHomage to Robert Gerhard

Homage to Robert Gerhard
Gerhard, Chaminade, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Strauss R., Brahms
Irene Mas; Mereia Tarragó; Tànit Bono; Ferran Albrich

BerlinRundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski

Bach, Paganini, Strauss R.
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Fedor Rudin
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Beethoven and slimline Strauss in Budapest

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra © Budapest Festival Orchestra
The tiniest orchestral details were discernible with tremendous clarity. 
****1
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Spectacular views and musical serenades at the Davos Festival

Festivalwanderung © Sarah Batschelet
If ever there were an original programme at one of Switzerland’s esteemed summer festivals, this Festivalwanderung was it.
*****
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There will be blood: Elektra in Salzburg

Aušrinė Stundytė (Elektra) © Bernd Uhlig | Salzburger Festspiele
An Elektra conducted like Mendelssohnian fairy music, sung not shouted, just as Strauss required.
****1
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Strauss' Le bourgeois gentilhomme throws a party in Martina Franca

Il borghese gentiluomo © Clarissa Lapollaph
The fil rouge of the performance is represented by two young dancers.
***11
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Martina Franca reopens with Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos

Carmela Remigio (Primadonna) © Clarissa Lapollaph
A complex plot with great music and great theatre where Strauss showcases his compositional mastery.
****1
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