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Episode 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 08 May 2012

Donald Macleod examines the extraordinary partnership Richard Strauss enjoyed with the soprano, Pauline de Ahna. The couple were married for over fifty years, despite her fiery temper and unreasonable demands, although given her frequent outbursts, to some of their contemporaries at least, it was difficult to understand why. What's indisputable is the amount of music Pauline inspired, and Strauss's ability to write music of incomparable beauty for the soprano voice.

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Richard Strauss Cacilie Op.27`2 vers. for voice & orch.

    Conductor: Claudio ABBADO Performer: Karita MATTILA - Soprano Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, DG-445182

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    Richard Strauss Intermezzo - opera in 2 acts Op.72

    Conductor: John PRITCHARD Performer: Elisabeth SODERSTROM - Soprano (Christine ) Performer: Marco BAKKER - Baritone (Robert Storch ) Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    CHANDOS, CHAN 3174

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    Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben Op.40

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Leon SPIERER - Violin

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP, 439-039-2

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    Richard Strauss 4 Lieder Op.27

    Conductor: Georg SZELL Performer: Elisabeth SCHWARZKOPF - Soprano Performer: London S O.

    EMI, CDC 7-47276 2

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    Richard Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten - opera in 3 acts Op.65 [1914-18]

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Alfred MUFF - Bass (Barak ) Performer: Bavarian R S O Performer: Marjana LIPOVSEK - Contralto (A voice from above ) Performer: Tolz Boys' Choir Performer: Ute VINZING - Soprano (Dyer's Wife )

    EMI, CDS 749074 2

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    Richard Strauss Guntram - opera in 3 acts Op.25 [1892-3]

    Conductor: Eve QUELER Performer: Ilona TOKODY - Soprano (Freihild ) Performer: Reiner GOLDBERG - Tenor (Guntram ) Performer: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra

    CBS, M2K39737

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