Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

In the second snapshot from the life of Richard Strauss, Donald Macleod finds himself in 1894, the year Strauss married the redoubtable Pauline.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Ständchen

    Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Performer: Gerald Moore (piano)

    • EMI CMS7639952.
  • Richard Strauss

    Guntram (Act 2 Conclusion)

    Performer: Sandor Sólyom-Nagy (The Old Duke) Performer: Ilona Tokody (Freihild) Performer: Hungarian Army Chorus Performer: Hungarian State Orchestra Performer: Eve Queler (director)

    • CBS M2K39737.
  • Richard Strauss

    Op.27 songs: Ruhe, meine Seele, Cäcilie, Heimliche Aufforderung, Morgen

    Performer: Margaret Price (soprano) Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)

    • EMI CDC7479482.
  • Richard Strauss

    Ein Heldenleben (The Hero, The Hero's Adversaries, The Hero's Companion)

    Performer: San Francisco Symphony Performer: Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)

    • DECCA 4365962.

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.