Tag Archives: Richard Strauss

Sydney Symphony Orchestra: “Elektra”

Eddie Pensier writes: Possibly the key thing to know about Richard Strauss’ Elektra is that this opera is LOUD. Delightfully, magnificently loud. How loud? Well, most Mozart operas are scored for 50-60 orchestra members, most Verdi calls for 70-80, and even … Continue reading

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Salomé, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and … Continue reading

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Liner Notes

Fenster writes: Back when CD burning came in, I would often make up mixtapes complete with liner notes to give as gifts.  Then one day I thought to make up a package.  The music consisted of Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and the Strauss … Continue reading

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