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Strauss, Richard 1864-1949

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Most widely held works by Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

651 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,985 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

558 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,664 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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

505 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,388 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
Der Rosenkavalier = The rose-bearer : comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal : op. 59 by Richard Strauss( )

480 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great operatic masterpiece reprinted complete and unabridged from rare, limited and numbered full-score edition (for solo voice, chorus and orchestra), approved by Strauss. Published by Adolph Furstner, Paris and Berlin, 1910. First inexpensive, high-quality edition
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

364 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
2001, a space odyssey by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 3,101 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

300 editions published between 1557 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 2,432 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
Elektra : Tragödie in einem Aufzuge = Tragedy in one act by Richard Strauss( )

237 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most often performed of Strauss{u2019}s 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
Don Juan : op. 20 by Richard Strauss( )

262 editions published between 1050 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Heldenleben op. 40 by Richard Strauss( Recording )

262 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also sprach Zarathustra op. 30 by Richard Strauss( Recording )

284 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yaron Prensky, violin ; Israel Symphony orchestra Rishon-Lezion ; Noam
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

225 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,681 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
Ariadne auf Naxos : Oper in einem Aufzuge nebst einem Vorspiel, Op. 60 by Richard Strauss( )

294 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the composer{u2019}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{u2019}arte players. Strauss endowed these antic proceedings with a luminous score that combines music of great satiric wit with breathtaking flights of lyricism
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Recording )

164 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,621 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
Don Quixote by Richard Strauss( Recording )

224 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schönberg: Konzert D-Dur für Violoncello und Orchester nach dem Cembalokonzert von Georg Matthias Monn / Strauss: Don Quixote: Fantastische Variationen über ein Thema ritterlichen Charakters für Violoncello und Orchester, op.35
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

254 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,485 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
Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss( )

156 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life); Boston Symphony Orchestra; Erich Leinsdorf, music director
Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

231 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Don Juan, Salome
Correspondence between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal by Richard Strauss( Book )

146 editions published between 1926 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections and reflections by Richard Strauss( Book )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in German and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de Duitse componist
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Lixiade-Shitelausi 1864-1949

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Der Rosenkavalier = The rose-bearer : comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal : op. 592001, a space odysseySalomeElektra : Tragödie in einem Aufzuge = Tragedy in one actDon Juan : op. 20Ariadne auf Naxos : Oper in einem Aufzuge nebst einem Vorspiel, Op. 60Richard Strauss; a critical commentary on his life and works