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Composer of the Week: Strauss


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5/5. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Strauss decided to remain in Germany when the Nazis came to power, and his associations with them tainted his reputation. Donald Macleod introduces works from Strauss's last decades, including the chamber piece that has been the subject of debate ever since. All'mein Gedanken, Op 21 No I
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Karl Alwin (piano) Capriccio (extract)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Bohm
Metamorphosen Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs) Lucia Popp (soprano),
LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann
Soprano: Karl Alwin
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Countess: Gundula Janowitz (soprano)
Major-domo: Karl Christian Kohn (bass)

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Composer of the Week: Strauss

BBC Radio 3, 2 June 2006 12.00

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