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Articles tagged with "Richard Strauss"

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?

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: Y is for yodel

28 July 2014

The composer's Alpine home influenced the inclusion of yodelling in two of his works.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: X is for Xylophone

21 July 2014

Strauss is often the favourite composer of percussionists, offering plenty of things to hit, chime and ring.

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

14 July 2014

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

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: V is for Vienna

7 July 2014

Wearied by war, the once glorious imperial hub became home to a broken society during Strauss’s time there.

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.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: U is for Unheimlich

30 June 2014

So uncanny ('Unheimlich' in German) were Strauss's expressive skills, that he boasted he could even describe a knife and fork in music.

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.

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