At The Opera, Richard Strauss: Capriccio, December 14, 2013


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Capriccio is the final opera by German composer Richard Strauss, subtitled "A Conversation Piece for Music". The opera received its premiere performance at the Nationaltheater München on October 28, 1942. Clemens Krauss and Strauss wrote the German libretto. However, the genesis of the libretto came from Stefan Zweig in the 1930s, and Joseph Gregor further developed the idea several years later. Strauss then took on the libretto, but finally recruited Krauss as his collaborator on the opera. This 1958 recording stars Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eberhard Wachter and Nicolai Gedda. Wolfgang Sawallisch conducts.


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Richard Strauss: Capriccio Philharmonia Orchestra; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor FindBUY
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Francisco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur: La Docissima Effigie - from The #1 Tenor Album; composed by Francisco Cilea FindBUY
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Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor FindBUY FindBUY
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Mascagni: Guglielmo Ratcliff, opera (tragedia) in 4 acts: Ratcliff's Dream from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Mascagni FindBUY FindBUY