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STRAUSS, R.: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme / Intermezzo, Op. 72


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Born in Munich in 1864, Richard Strauss gained international acceptance as a composer before his mid-20's. Till Eulenspiegel, Don Juan and Also Sprach Zarathustra, brought him popular acclaim, while his operas Salome, Der Rosenkavalier and Elektra form part of the standard repertoire. For the incidental music to MoliÀre's play, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Strauss recreated the French era of Lully, in a score full of good humour. In the opera, Intermezzo, Strauss broke new ground, being a conversation opera recounting a domestic quarrel between the composer and his wife. He later formed an orchestral suite of the linking interludes.

Facts
Item number 8553379
Barcode 730099437929
Release date 12/01/1999
Category 20th Century
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Strauss, Richard
Strauss, Richard
Conductors Halasz, Michael
Halasz, Michael
Orchestras Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Disc: 1
Intermezzo, Op. 72, TrV 246a: 4 Symphonic Interlud
1 Ouverture zum 1. Aufzug (Overture to Act I)
2 Menuett
3 Der Fechtmeister (The Fencing-Master)
4 Auftritt und Tanz der Schneider (Entrance and Danc
5 Das Menuett des Lully (Lully's Minuet)
6 Courante
7 Auftritt der Cleonte (Entrance of Cleonte)
8 Vorspiel zum 2. Aufzug (Prelude to Act II)
9 Das Diner (The Dinner)
10 Reisefieber und Walzerszene (Travel Fever and Walt
11 Traumerei am Kamin (Dreaming by the Fireside)
12 Am Spieltisch (At the Card-Table)
13 Frohlicher Beschluss (Happy Decision)
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