The German composer Richard Strauss was prolific and long-lived, writing 16 operas from 1892 up until his death in 1949. Among the major composers of the late 19th- and early 20th-century, he was the most prominent successor to the German musical tradition of Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner, and crucial in inaugurating the musical style of Modernism. His operas were dominant representatives of the genre in his time, particularly his earlier ones: Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier and Ariadne
- Arabella. Arabella, Op. 79, is a lyric comedy or opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von...
- Ariadne auf Naxos. Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von...
- Capriccio. Capriccio, Op. 85, is the final opera by German composer Richard Strauss, subtitled "A...
- Guntram - 3 acts - German. Libretto by Richard Strauss. First performance at Weimar, Grossherzogliches Hoftheater on 10 May 1894.
- Feuersnot - 1 act - German. Libretto by Ernst von Wolzogen. First performance at Dresden, Hoftheater on 21 November 1901.
- Salome - Musikdrama - 1 act - German. Libretto by Oscar Wilde; German translation by Hedwig Lachmann. First performance at Dresden, Hoftheater on 9 December 1905.
- Elektra - 1 act - German. Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. First performance at Dresden, Hoftheater on 25 January 1909.
2014 is Strauss Year. Born in 1864, the 150th anniversary of his birth falls on 11th June 2014. A whole series of celebratory releases is planned, and the chief product to spearhead the campaign is a superb 33-CD set of the fifteen complete operas by Richard Strauss, from Guntram (1893) to Capriccio (1941).
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In 1924 Strauss's opera Intermezzo premiered at the Dresden Semperoper with both the music and the libretto by Strauss. For this opera, Strauss wanted to move away from post-Wagnerian metaphysics which had been the philosophical framework of Hofmannsthal's libretti, and instead embrace a modern domestic comedy to Hofmannsthal's chagrin.
Finally, with the operas Salome (1904-05) and Elektra (1906-08), both of which luxuriated musically in the depiction of perverse passion and pathology, Strauss’s position as the leading modernist composer of the day was confirmed. But Elektra was to prove an end for Strauss, not a beginning.
- Also Sprach Zarathustra. Strauss is best known for his tone poem, Also Sprach Zarathustra, which was used as the main theme of the movie 2001: A Space Odysseydirected by Stanley Kubrick, and by the BBC in their coverage of the Apollo Moon landings.
- An Alpine Symphony. The last of Strauss’ masterly series of symphonic poems depicts the experiences of eleven hours (from twilight just before dawn to the following nightfall) spent climbing an Alpine mountain.
- Death And Transfiguration. Death And Transfigurationis a tone poem by Richard Strauss which depicts the death of an artist. The vast and varied orchestration is typical of the mature Strauss.
- Der Rosenkavalier. Der Rosenkavalier, a comic opera in three acts, is one of Richard Strauss’ best works and has remained his most performed opera. Der Rosenkavalierwas Richard Strauss’s first original collaboration with the playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal and marked the start of one of opera’s most important artistic partnerships.
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Jun 07, 2021 · In 1909 the opera Elektra marked Strauss’s first collaboration with the Austrian poet and dramatist Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Strauss wrote the music and Hofmannsthal the libretti for five more operas over the next 20 years.