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The Perfect Librettist

In the years leading up to the First World War, Strauss was increasingly in demand across Europe, both in and out of the orchestra pit. He now embarked on the most fruitful collaboration of his operatic career with the Austrian poet and dramatist Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Donald Macleod introduces music from two of the operas to come out of that unlikely partnership.

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Wed 11 Jun 2014 18:30

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