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Episode 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 13 October 2009

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Richard Strauss, examining events in the composer's early career that led him to develop an iron will to reinvent musical forms and push Romanticism to its limits.

Wiegenlied, Op 41, No 1
Renee Fleming (soprano)
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)
RCA 09026 68539 2 Tr 7

Helft! Morder!; Elektra! Schwester!; Ob ich nicht hore?; Elektra's Dance; Elektra!/Schweig, und tanze (Elektra)
Aegisth ...... Fritz Uhl (tenor)
Elektra ...... Inge Borkh (soprano)
Chrysothemis ...... Marianne Schech (soprano)
Choir of the Staatskapelle Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
Karl Bohm (conductor)
DG 431 737-2 CD2 Trs 13-17

Sonata in F for cello and piano, Op 6
Stephen Isserlis (cello)
Stephen Hough (piano)
RCA 74321 75389 2 Trs 15-17

Der Abend, Op 34, No 1
The Danish National Radio Choir
Stefan Parkman (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 9223 Tr 1.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Richard Strauss Wiegenlied, Op 41, No 1

    Performer: Renee Fleming (soprano) Performer: Houston Symphony Orchestra Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

    RCA, 09026 68539 2

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Helft! Morder!; Elektra! Schwester!; Ob ich nicht hore?; Elektra's Dance; Elektra!/Schweig

    Performer: Aegisth ...... Fritz Uhl (tenor) Performer: Elektra ...... Inge Borkh (soprano) Performer: Chrysothemis ...... Marianne Schech (soprano) Performer: Choir of the Staatskapelle Dresden Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden Performer: Karl Bohm (conductor)

    DG, 431 737-2

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Sonata in F for cello and piano, Op 6

    Performer: Stephen Isserlis (cello) Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    RCA, 74321 75389 2

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Der Abend, Op 34, No 1

    Performer: The Danish National Radio Choir Performer: Stefan Parkman (conductor)

    Chandos, CHAN 9223

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