Richard Strauss

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Airs Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and an archived performance of of Richard Strauss' Arabella starring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role and Ingvar Wixell as Mandryka, with Barbara Daniels as Zdenka; William Lewis as Matteo; Alexander Malta as Count Theodor Waldner; Sona Cervena as Countess Waldner; Michael Ballam as Count Elemer; Erie Mills as Fiakermilli; Kevin Langan as Count Lamoral; and John Brandstetter as Count Dominik.

Airs Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra the Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7 by Richard Strauss, Schumann's Spring Symphony, the Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, and Ein Heldenleben by Strauss. Soprano Laura Claycomb will also be featured in the Brentano Lieder, Opus 68 by Richard Strauss.

Airs Monday, July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. Join the San Francisco Symphony for a brand new season as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by pianist Daniil Trifonov for the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor by Chopin on a concert that opens with Ravel's Menuet antique, and also features Rossini's Overture to La scala di seta and Roman Festivals by Respighi. The concert concludes with Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss.

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Airs Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes as soprano Renée Fleming sings her final performance of one of her signature roles, the Marschallin, in the Met’s new production of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

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Airs Saturday, December 17, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Richard Strauss’s Salome starring Patricia Racette in the title role of the Judean princess. Racette makes a Met role debut in this production, as do her co-stars Željko Lučić as Jochanaan (John the Baptist); Nancy Fabiola Herrera as Herodias, Salome’s mother; and Gerhard Siegel as the lecherous King Herod. Chinese tenor Kang Wang makes his network broadcast debut as Narraboth, the Captain of the Guard.

Airs Monday, October 24, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we draw a concert from the archives featuring cellist Mstislav Rostropovich who joins maestro Lorin Maazel in the Cello Concerto in C major by Haydn and the Cello Concerto No. 1 of Saint-Saens. The concert will open with the overture to La gazza ladra by Rossini and will close with Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss.

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Airs Saturday, June 25, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss starring Sophie Koch as Octavian, Amanda Majeski as Marschallin, Christina Landshamer as Sophie, and Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs, with Martin Gantner as Faninal, Rene Barbera as A Singer, Megan Marino as Annia, and Rodell Rosel as Valzacchi. Michael Black is the chorus master, Marina Weber directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus is under the direction of Edward Gardner.

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Airs Saturday, April 30, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s Elektra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an acclaimed cast of artists, all making Met role debuts with this new production created by the late Patrice Chéreau. Soprano Nina Stemme sings the title role; mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is Elektra’s formidable mother Klytämnestra, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka is her gentle sister Chrysothemis, and bass-baritone Eric Owens is her long-lost brother Orest.

Airs Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m. This week from the Cleveland Orchestra we hear the opening concert from their 2016 season featuring music director and conductor Franz Welser-Möst who will open the program with Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, the “Jupiter” symphony and the concert concludes with Richard Strauss' An Alpine Symphony.

Airs Monday, March 21, at 1 p.m. This week Franz Welser-Möst leads the Cleveland Orchestra in the Symphony No. 6 by Beethoven, his "Pastoral" symphony as well as the Symphonia domestica by Richard Strauss. 

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