Richard Strauss

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Revenge is sweet: the music, TV and theatre about getting your own back
From Shakespeare’s dithering Dane to Desperate Housewives’ steely-eyed Bree, our critics serve up the coldest revenge dishes

Jason Okundaye, Jessica Kiang, Miriam Gillinson, Hugh Morris and Sam Jordison

16, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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LSO/Roth review – vivid, violent and virtuosic premieres
Three UK premieres by Francisco Coll, Helen Grime and Joel Järventausta sat alongside two of Strauss’s symphonic poems in the latest LSO Futures concert

Andrew Clements

04, Apr, 2022 @10:58 AM

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LSO/Barbara Hannigan review – playing havoc with the balance of sympathies
The soprano and conductor takes on jarring dual role as she juxtaposes Strauss’s Metamorphosen with a multimedia version of La Voix Humaine

Tim Ashley

25, Feb, 2022 @11:50 AM

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Philharmonia/Rouvali review – new principal conductor proves himself a fine Straussian
In his first concert as the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali brought a glowing string sound and irresistible elan to an all-Strauss programme

Tim Ashley

01, Oct, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Der Rosenkavalier review – glittering 50s update cleverly separates love and lust
Bruno Ravella’s production has a glamorous staging that allows Miah Persson’s understated refinement to register

Tim Ashley

03, Jun, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Edinburgh international festival returns with music-heavy lineup
With theatre and dance scaled back, music dominates, including concerts from Simon Rattle, Damon Albarn, Nicola Benedetti and Laura Mvula

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Jun, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Richard Strauss: where to start with his music
For the last of this series, we turn to one of the greatest of all composers for the human voice, a man who lived through the Third Reich and two world wars, and whose gorgeously expressive music helped create one of cinema’s most famous moments

Tim Ashley

18, Nov, 2020 @11:58 AM

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House music: Andrew Clements' watching and listening highlights
This week, Opera Harmony’s new socially distanced mini-operas, streaming from a scaled-down Salzburg, and the Proms revisits BBCSSO’s five-star Vaughan Williams

Andrew Clements

10, Aug, 2020 @4:41 PM

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Ignore the relentlessly cheery and take comfort in something from the dark side | Vanessa Thorpe
The times demand indulging in a spot of Pinter or Strauss, not listening to ministers insisting that all is well

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Jul, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten review I Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Strauss’s fairytale epic is full of magnificent detail in the hands of Christian Thielemann, while Camilla Nylund’s Empress is supple and intense

Andrew Clements

28, May, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Ken Russell’s banned film about Richard Strauss finally comes to light | Richard Brooks
Russell’s controversial portrait of Strauss as Nazi sympathiser, Times Radio’s launch editor continues working for Radio 4, and Flowers Gallery at 50

Richard Brooks

23, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Lise Davidsen: Wagner and Strauss review | Erica Jeal's classical CD of the week
Her voice is the calm at the centre of a storm of music by Wagner and Strauss in Davidsen’s worth-the-wait album

Erica Jeal

30, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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