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  1. Jun 05, 2017 · 19. 0. 0. In Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, the mix of farce and deeply philosophical musing on the nature of ageing requires an approach that is neither ludicrous nor reverential. Olivia ...

  2. Some regard Der Rosenkavalier as Strauss' finest opera, and indeed, it has remained consistently popular since its premiere in 1911. Composed during 1909 and 1910 -- immediately after Elektra, Strauss' first collaboration with dramatist Hugo von Hofmannsthal-- Der Rosenkavalier is an original story, conceived jointly by Hofmannsthal and Strauss through extensive correspondence.

  3. Suite: Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss (1864-1949) The 80-year-old Richard Strauss did not attend the 1944 première of this suite, held in the USA. He didn’t compose it either. For sure, the musical material is taken from his opera of the same name, but the identity of the arranger remains a mystery.

  4. Dec 17, 2018 · Richard Strauss – Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59. If Richard Strauss has a musical trademark, it is the construction of densely chromatic chords and their dizzying changes. Der Rosenkavalier is a case in point. Musicologists sometimes analyze a symphony in terms of how a composer “gets out of” each movement; as Strauss leads us ...

  5. Throughout the twentieth century, Der Rosenkavalier seemed the opera more fixed in amber than any other. But times change. But times change. At the dawn of the twenty-first, Peter Konwitschny set Act I of his controversial Hamburg production in 1740 and Act II in the 1920s, splitting Act III between the present and a department-store window in ...

  6. Der Rosenkavalier is a combination of three Viennas, each representing the certain characteristics of a specific period: “the Baroque Vienna under the reign of the Empress Maria Theresia; the romantic waltz capital of the Strauss family of composers; and the decadent fin-de-siècle, prewar hub of intellectual and artistic ferment” (Hart 415).

  7. A comprehensive new OPERA STUDY GUIDE of Richard Strauss’ DER ROSENKAVALIER (The Rose-Bearer), featuring Principal Characters in the Opera; Brief Story Synopsis; Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples; Burton D. Fisher's in depth and insightful Commentary and Analysis; and a new LIBRETTO with German and English translation in parallel ...

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