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Episode 3

Donald Macleod explores Richard Strauss's remarkable partnership with Hugo von Hofmannsthal, that produced the operas Elektra, Ariadne auf Naxos and Der Rosenkavalier.

Donald Macleod and guest Professor Julian Johnson from Royal Holloway, University of London, explore Richard Strauss's remarkable partnership with the Austrian poet and dramatist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal. After Elektra, the pair went on to work on a further five operas, among them Ariadne auf Naxos and their most popular collaboration, Der Rosenkavalier.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Ariadne auf Naxos - opera in a prologue & 1 act Op.60

    Conductor: James LEVINE Performer: Agnes BALTSA - Mezzo-soprano (The Composer ) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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  • Richard Strauss

    Elektra - opera in 1 act Op.58 [1906-8]

    Conductor: Georg SOLTI Performer: Birgit NILSSON - Soprano (Elektra) Performer: Tom KRAUSE - Bass (Orestes ) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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  • Richard Strauss

    Ariadne auf Naxos - opera in a prologue & 1 act Op.60

    Conductor: James LEVINE Performer: Hans SOJER - Tenor (Brighella ) Performer: Josef PROTSCHKA - Tenor (Scaramuccio ) Performer: Kathleen BATTLE - Soprano (Zerbinetta ) Performer: Kurt RYDL - Bass (Truffaldin ) Performer: Urban MALMBERG - Bass (Harlequin ) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier - opera in 3 acts Op.59 [1909-10]

    Conductor: Christoph ESCHENBACH Performer: Barbara BONNEY - Soprano (Sophie ) Performer: Renee FLEMING - Soprano (The Countess ) Performer: Susan GRAHAM - Mezzo-soprano (Octavian ) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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