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Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28, Richard Strauss, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, 4/29/2014


Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28, Richard Strauss, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, 4/29/2014

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Richard Strauss: Don Quixote op. 35 (1897) , great compositions/performances


Richard Strauss: Don Quixote op. 35 (1897)

Historic musical Bits: Brahms / Herbert von Karajan, 1957: Variations On A Theme By Haydn, Op. 56a , great compositions/performances


Brahms / Herbert von Karajan, 1957: Variations On A Theme By Haydn, Op. 56a – Complete

Historic musical moments: Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24) : Richard Strauss , great compositions/performances


Historic Musical Moments:  Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24) : Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote op. 35 (1897), Mistislav Rostropovich, Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orch. ,great compositions/performances


Richard Strauss: Don Quixote op. 35 (1897)

Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier – Waltz Sequence No. 1: make music part of your life series


Richard StraussDer Rosenkavalier – Waltz Sequence No. 1

Sviatoslav Richter – Strauss – Burleske in D minor (1961),: great compositions/performances


Sviatoslav Richter – Strauss – Burleske in D minor

Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973): make music part of your life series


Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973)

Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973): In Memoriam!


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Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973)

Dresden WWII bombing pre- and after pictures (English) 

View of the city, aka Florence of the north.
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View of the city, aka Florence of the north. After the bombing.
Sophie-Church, as it looked before.
It's never been rebuild.
Sophie-Church, as it looked before. It’s never been rebuild.
Church of our Lady.
Collapsed later due to heavy destruction.
Church of our Lady. Collapsed later due to heavy destruction.
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Great Compositions/Performances: Symphony No 8 in F major Op 93 Christian Thielemann


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Great Performances: Herbert von Karajan conducts Richard Strauss’s – Don Juan Overture Op. 20 ( – Osaka 1984)



Richard Strauss:  Don Juan, Symphonic Poem Op. 20
Herbert von Karajan conducting
Osaka, Japan 1984

 

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Richard Strauss – Tod und Verklärung, Op.24



Richard StraussTod und Verklärung, Op.24

“Tod und Verklärung” (Death and Transfiguration), Op. 24, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss. Strauss began composition in the late summer of 1888 and completed the work on November 18, 1889. The work is dedicated to the composer’s friend Friedrich Rosch.
Unusual for a composer of 25 years of age, the music depicts the death of an artist. At Strauss’s request, this was described in a poem by the composer’s friend Alexander Ritter as an interpretation of Death and Transfiguration, after it was composed. As the man lies dying, thoughts of his life pass through his head: his childhood innocence, the struggles of his manhood, the attainment of his worldly goals; and at the end, he receives the longed-for transfiguration “from the infinite reaches of heaven”.
There are four parts (with Ritter’s poetic thoughts condensed):
1. Largo (The sick man, near death)
2. Allegro molto agitato (The battle between life and death offers no respite to the man)
3. Meno mosso (The dying man’s life passes before him)
4. Moderato (The sought-after transfiguration)

Conductor: David Zinman & Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Painting: “Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer” by Caspar Friedrich