19 December 2015
In his operatic masterpiece, Tchaikovsky shows a real affinity for his characters, with musical intricacies revealing the depth of his characterization.
4 August 2014
The Austrian author's operatic collaboration with Strauss was one of his final works created in Germany, before fleeing from the Nazis to Brazil.
28 July 2014
The composer's Alpine home influenced the inclusion of yodelling in two of his works.
21 July 2014
Strauss is often the favourite composer of percussionists, offering plenty of things to hit, chime and ring.
14 July 2014
The composer shared Johann Strauss II's fondness for triple time.
7 July 2014
Wearied by war, the once glorious imperial hub became home to a broken society during Strauss’s time there.
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.
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.
16 June 2014
Mozart might be the city's most famous son, but Strauss and the Salzburg Festival ensure it remains relevant in today's musical world.
9 June 2014
Without Ritter's radicalizing influence, Strauss would have never written revolutionary works like Salome and Elektra.