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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Complete Recording 1951



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The combination of Der Rosenkavalier and Dresden has always been very special. The work was premiered at the Semperoper in 1911 – and was an immediate sensation. Strauss and his librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal had written a 'comedy for music'
in which the Rococo era of Maria Theresia's Vienna was revived – not for historical reasons, but as a reflection on their own apocalyptic mood. Everything seems so genuine in this piece and yet it is all an illusion. From the solemn presentation of the rose (a Hofmannsthal invention) to the Viennese waltz mania, it is a musical anachronism – which makes its timelessness all too clear. The Staatskapelle musicians still play their idol's work from the original orchestral parts of the premiere.
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Item number PH16071
Barcode 881488160710
Release date 01/01/2017
Category 20th Century
Label Profil
Media type CD
Number of units 4
Performers
Artists Lemnitz, Tiana
Dresden, Staatskapelle
Bäumer, Margarete
Böhme, Kurt
Richter, Ursula
Liebing, Werner
Löbel, Hans
Sautter, Franz
Walter-Sacks, Emilie
Kolniak, Angela
Händel, Erich
Chor Der Staatsoper Dresden
Composers Strauss, Richard
Conductors Kempe, Rudolf
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