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Donald Macleod examines Strauss's everyday life, including his favourite pastime, the card game Skat, and a musical portrait of his family life, the Symphonia Domestica.

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Richard Strauss, and examines the composer's everyday life, including his favourite pastime - the card game Skat, and a revealing musical portrait of his family life, the Symphonia Domestica.

Stille...O weh, Falke, o weh! (Die Frau ohne Schatten - Act 2)
Der Kaiser ...... Placido Domingo (tenor)
Vienna Philharmonic
Georg Solti (conductor)
Decca 436 243-2 CD2 Tr 5

An Einsamer Quelle (Stimmungsbilder, Op 9)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Teldec 3984-23913-2 Tr 10

Symphonia domestica, Op 53
Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10206 X Trs 1-5.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Stille...O weh, Falke, o weh! (Die Frau ohne Schatten - Act 2)

    Performer: Der Kaiser ...... Placido Domingo (tenor) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Georg Solti (conductor)

    • Decca.
    • 436 243-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    An Einsamer Quelle (Stimmungsbilder, Op 9)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    • Teldec.
    • 3984-23913-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Symphonia domestica, Op 53

    Performer: : Scottish National Orchestra Performer: : Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    • Chandos.
    • CHAN 10206 X.

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