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Articles tagged with "Richard Strauss"

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.

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.

Musical Highlight: ‘Es gibt ein Reich’ and ‘Die Dame gibt mit trübem Sinn’ from Ariadne auf Naxos

19 June 2014

Comedy follows fast on the heels of tragedy in a characteristically wilful moment from Strauss's sparkling opera.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: S is for Salzburg

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.

Strauss's greatest soprano roles

13 June 2014

Richard Strauss was renowned for writing for the soprano voice. Here's a brief guide to some of our favourite roles.

Watch: Ariadne auf Naxos trailer

11 June 2014

Christof Loy's playful production staged to celebrate Strauss's 150th anniversary.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: R is for Alexander Ritter

9 June 2014

Without Ritter's radicalizing influence, Strauss would have never written revolutionary works like Salome and Elektra.

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