In the second snapshot from the life of Richard Strauss, Donald Macleod finds himself in 1894, the year Strauss married the redoubtable Pauline.
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Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Performer: Gerald Moore (piano)
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)
Op.27 songs: Ruhe, meine Seele, Cäcilie, Heimliche Aufforderung, Morgen
Performer: Margaret Price (soprano)
Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
Ein Heldenleben (The Hero, The Hero's Adversaries, The Hero's Companion)
Performer: San Francisco Symphony
Performer: Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
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