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Saturday, December 14, 2013 Permalink

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

  

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.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
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8:11pm
Richard Strauss: Capriccio BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
10:00pm
10:26pm
various: Metropolitan Opera Gala James Levine 25th Anniversary BUY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; James Levine, conductor
11:00pm
11:44pm
Francisco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur: La Docissima Effigie - BUY from The #1 Tenor Album; composed by Francisco Cilea
11:46pm
Cesare Andrea Bixio: Parlami D'Amore, Mariu BUY London Symphony; Zubin Mehta, conductor Giuseppe Di Stefano
11:49pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:55pm
Mascagni: Guglielmo Ratcliff, opera (tragedia) in 4 acts: Ratcliff's Dream BUY from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Mascagni
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