Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Donald Macleod explores Strauss' controversial role as the leading German composer of the Nazi era. Plus what has been called 'the most challenging tonal choral work ever written'.

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Richard Strauss.

He appraises Strauss' controversial role as the leading German composer of the Nazi era, and introduces what has been called 'the most challenging tonal choral work ever written', his Deutsche Motette.

Zueignung, Op 10, No 1
Christine Brewer (soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)
Hyperion CDA67488 Tr 1

Schwung: Gebt mir meinen Becher! Seht, er uberstrahlt; Liebesgeschenke: Ich pfluckte eine kleine Pfirsichblute; Die Allmachtige: Die hochste Macht der Erde sitzt auf keinem Tron; Huldigung: Die Perlen meiner Seele (Gesange des Orients), Op 77
Christine Brewer (soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)
Hyperion CDA67488 Trs 14-18

Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat
Dennis Brain (horn)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)
EMI 47834 Trs 4-6

Deutsche Mottete, Op 62
The Danish National Radio Choir
Stefan Parkman (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 9223 Tr 3.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 16 Oct 2009 22:00

More episodes

Next

You are at the last episode

See all episodes from Composer of the Week

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Zueignung, Op 10, No 1

    Performer: Christine Brewer (soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA67488.
  • Richard Strauss

    Schwung: Gebt mir meinen Becher! Seht, er uberstrahlt; Liebesgeschenke: Ich pfluckte eine

    Performer: Christine Brewer (soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA67488.
  • Richard Strauss

    Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat

    Performer: Dennis Brain (horn) Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

    • EMI 47834.
  • Richard Strauss

    Deutsche Mottete, Op 62

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

    • Chandos CHAN 9223.

Broadcasts

Composers A to Z

Composers A to Z

Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.

Who knew? Five eye-opening stories from Composer of the Week

Who knew? Five eye-opening stories from Composer of the Week

The production team reflects on 5 of Donald Macleod’s best stories from the last 20 years

A man out of time – why Parry's music and ideas were at odds with his image...

A man out of time – why Parry's music and ideas were at odds with his image...

The composer of Jerusalem was very far from the conservative figure his image suggests.

Five reasons why we love Parry's Jerusalem

Five reasons why we love Parry's Jerusalem

What is the strange power of Jerusalem which makes strong men weep?

Composer Help Page

Composer Help Page

Find resources and contacts for composers from within the classical music industry.