Richard Strauss

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.