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Taking snapshots of Richard Strauss' life, Donald Macleod focuses on the year 1946, when the composer faced de-Nazification and yet wrote some of his most popular music.

After the war, Strauss faced de-Nazification - as someone who had held an administrative post in the Nazi administration, he had to face a tribunal, which would make a judgement on the extent of his guilt. The judgement finally came in 1948; while he was waiting, Strauss wrote some of his most popular music.

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Fri 9 Apr 2010 22:00

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  • Richard Strauss

    Frühling

    Performer: Barbara Hendricks (soprano) Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor) Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI CDC5555942.
    • 16.
  • Richard Strauss

    September, Beim Schlafengehen, Im Abendrot

    Performer: Barbara Hendricks (soprano) Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor) Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI CDC5555942.
  • Richard Strauss

    Oboe Concerto in D major

    Performer: Martin Gabriel (oboe) Performer: André Previn (Conductor) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic

    • DG 4534832.
  • Richard Strauss

    Eine Alpensinfonie op.64 (Ausklang and Nacht)

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

    • TESTAMENT SBT1428.

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