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Strauss, Richard 1864-1949

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Salome by Richard Strauss( )

637 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 8,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

756 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 7,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

569 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 6,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

417 editions published between 1925 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
2001, a space odyssey by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mankind finds a mysterious artifact buried on the moon and with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest to Jupiter
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

184 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

248 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss( )

214 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Heldenleben: Tondichtung, op.40 / Macbeth: Tondichtung nach Shakespeares Drama, op.23
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

379 editions published between 1557 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A striking display of atmospheric color brought about by instrumental means, Salome was Strauss{u2019} first great operatic success, and now ranks among the basic works of 20th-century music-drama. This large-sized edition is nothing if not definitive{u2014}it reprints Strauss{u2019} own copy, signed by his publisher and doubtless the one Strauss used on the podium
Four last songs ; Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( )

312 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

292 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Ariadne auf Naxos : Op. 60 by Richard Strauss( )

456 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the composer's most highly regarded operas, with a libretto by Hugo von Hoffmansthal that artfully intermingles backstage comedy, the lofty emotions of Greek mythology and the merry pranks of a troupe of commedia dell'arte players. Strauss endowed these antic proceedings with a luminous score that combines music of great satiric wit with breathtaking flights of lyricism
Elektra : op. 58 by Richard Strauss( )

298 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most often performed of Strauss' musical works, this landmark of modern opera scandalized early 20th-century audiences with its startling dissonance and unconventional harmonics. Today, it is admired for virtuosic invention of musical ideas and the use of instrumental sonorities to characterize both persons and actions
Eine Alpensinfonie by Richard Strauss( )

141 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dies ist eine Aufnahme, von der man als Hörer sehr viel lernen kann. Es ist gewusst, dass Musik von Richard Strauss wirklich gut klingt, wenn sie von einem Toporchester wie der Staatskapelle Dresden, dem Concertgebouw Amsterdam oder den Wiener Philharmonikern gespielt wird..... Nun kommt ein Dirigent wie Sebastian Weigle daher und legt sich mit den 'Großen"an. Er weiß genau, dass sein Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester ein hervorragender Klangkörper ist, der aber nicht mit den Wienern & Co zu vergleichen ist. Was macht also Weigle? Er akzeptiert die Grenzen seines Orchesters und versucht auch nie, darüber hinaus zu gehen. Vielmehr nutzt er die Chance und liest die 'Alpensinfonie' recht vertikal. Er verlässt somit den sicheren Pfad Strauss'scher Klangopulenz und bewegt sich auf den 'Nebenpfaden'. Und wie ein Bergführer nimmt er den Hörer mit sich und zeigt ihm die ganze Alpenwelt von einer anderen Seite. Hier hört man plötzlich ganz neuartig wirkende Farben, neue Schattierungen, Crescendi und Akzente. Alles wirkt zwar vertraut und erscheint doch in einer komplett neuen Aufmischung, die der Musik unendlich gut tut. Und so fasziniert man von den Einspielungen Karajans, Thielemanns, Kempes und vielen anderen sein kann, man muss dieser Frankfurter Aufnahme allerhöchste Integrität und künstlerisches Können zugestehen" (pizzicato.lu)
Der Rosenkavalier = The rose-bearer : comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal : op. 59 by Richard Strauss( )

425 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan : op. 20 by Richard Strauss( )

360 editions published between 1869 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

286 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Don Juan, Salome
Tod und Verklärung : Tondichtung für grosses Orchester : op. 24 by Richard Strauss( )

309 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

150 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classical tragedy tells of the eponymous heroine, a sunlight-worshipping virgin who has no interest in earthbound romantic relationships. Unable to return her childhood-friend Leukippos's affections, and unwilling to don a special dress for the Dionysian festival, Daphne soon encounters a mysterious stranger, in the guise of a herdsman, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to wheedle her into romance. He ultimately reveals himself as Apollo, the god of the sun, and enters a violent rivalry with Leukippos for Daphne's affections that ends tragically for all
Richard Strauss; a critical commentary on his life and works by Norman Del Mar( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lixiade-Shitelausi 1864-1949

R. Strauss

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Richard Georg Strauss

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SalomeAriadne auf Naxos : Op. 60Elektra : op. 58Der Rosenkavalier = The rose-bearer : comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal : op. 59Don Juan : op. 20Tod und Verklärung : Tondichtung für grosses Orchester : op. 24Richard Strauss; a critical commentary on his life and works