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Articles tagged with "by Christof Loy"

Tristan und Isolde Musical Highlight: The ‘Tristan Chord’

20 November 2014

Wagner is credited with changing the course of Western music in just four notes, but what turned a chord into a musical icon?

Wagner unpacked: A guide to one of opera's greatest composers

19 November 2014

Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.

26 things you may not know about Richard Strauss

11 August 2014

Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer on the 150th anniversary of his birth; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: W is for Waltz

14 July 2014

The composer shared Johann Strauss II's fondness for triple time.

Ariadne auf Naxos broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 16 July 2014 at 7.30pm

4 July 2014

World-class cast includes Karita Mattila, Roberto Saccà and Jane Archibald, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Opera's Russian Dolls: the opera-within-an-opera

27 June 2014

Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.

Max Reinhardt: The man who 'invented' modern theatre direction

26 June 2014

Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.

Your reaction: Ariadne auf Naxos

26 June 2014

What did you think of Christof Loy's production of Richard Strauss's tragi-comedic opera?

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: T is for Tenor

23 June 2014

The composer was less than generous to opera's traditional heroes in his writing, and couldn't resist mocking Puccini's tenorific tropes.

Opera Essentials: Ariadne auf Naxos

23 June 2014

A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.

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