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Strauss (Richard)

Strauss - whose musical life spanned nine decades, two world wars and the Third Reich - was one of Germany's most gifted and controversial figures. We'll explore his tone poems, operas, and life both public and private in this five-part biography.

 
Program 1

Richard Strauss: Serenade in Eb, Op. 7
Netherlands Wind Ensemble/ Waart
Phil 438748
8:46

Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, I
CSO/ Barenboim Clevenger,hn.
Teldec 23913
7:18

Strauss: Sonata for Cello & Piano, I
Iserlis, vc.; Hough, p.
RCA 75398
8:42

Strauss: Burleske
Philadelphia Orch./ Ormandy; Serkin, p.
Sony 53262
17:19

Strauss: Aus Italien(excerpt)
BPO/Muti
Phil 422399
4:08

 

Program 2

Strauss: MacBeth (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/ Maaze
DG 413654
3:11

Strauss: Don Juan
CSO/ Reiner
RCA 5408
16:17

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
BPO/ Karajan
DG 447422
10:15

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
CSO/Solti
Lon 436623
14:59

Strauss: 4 Leider, No. 4 Op. 27, “Morgen”
Sawallisch,p.Hendricks,s.
EMI 55594
3:19

 

Program 3

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 436 623
3:11

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
BSO/Ozawa
Phil 442645
45:41

Strauss: Salome (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/ Solti; Nelson, s.
2:18

 

Program 4

Strauss: Dance of the 7 veils fr. Salome (excerpt)
Strauss, p.
Teld 4509-95354
1:27

Strauss: Dance of the 7 veils fr. Salome (excerpt)
BPO/ Karajan
DG 447441
8:31

Strauss: Rosenkavalier (excerpt)
Staatskapelle Dresden/ Haitink; Von Otter, Hendricks,soloists
EMI 54259
11:40
 
Strauss: Final trio fr. Rosenkavalier
Met/Levine;Fleming, Von Otter, Murphy, soloists
DG 449177
5:35
 
Strauss: Bourgeois Gentilhomme (excerpts from)
English Chamber Orch/Tate
EMI 47992
19:57

 

Program 5

Strauss: Capriccio (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/ Previn
DG 437790
4:07

Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2, I
RPO/Ashkenazy;Tuckwell, hn.
Lon 430370
13:54

Strauss: Metamorphosen
Philharmonia Orch/ Klemperer
EMI 63350
27:58
 
Strauss: Four Last Songs, #4
Gewandhaus/ Masur; Jessye Norman, s.
Phil 411052
9:31

 

 

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