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Saturday, August 9, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, R. Strauss: Salome, August 9, 2014

  

Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde.

The opera is famous (at the time of its premiere, infamous) for its "Dance of the Seven Veils". It is now better known for the more shocking final scene (often a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos), where Salome declares her love to – and kisses – the severed head of John the Baptist. This live recording from 1951 stars Inge Borkh, Max Lorenz and Hans Hotter. Joseph Kliberth conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10pm
Richard Strauss: Salome BUY Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Joseph Keilberth, conductor Borkh/Hotter
10:00pm
10:00pm
Franz Lehar: The Merry Widow BUY ; Lovro von Matacic, conductor
11:00pm
11:20pm
Donizetti: 'Chacun Le Sait' selections from Daughter of the Regiment BUY MET; Pietro Cimara, conductor
11:37pm
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko: 'Song Of India' BUY Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra; Andre Kostelanetz, conductor
11:40pm
Verdi: I Lombardi Trio BUY MET; James Levine, conductor June Anderson Carlo Bergonzi
11:49pm
Ernesto di Curtis: Non ti scordar di me BUY from Carlo Bergonzi - Italian Songs ~ Bellini · Verdi · Danza · Tosti · Donizetti · Rossini · Mascagni · Puccini; composed by Ernesto di Curtis
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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