Richard Strauss

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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. 

Airs Monday, January 4, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra pianist Lang Lang joins conductor Franz Welser-Möst for a concert featuring Chopin's Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante, as well as Pintscher's Idyl for Orchestra and two works by Richard Strauss, his Burleske and his Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 23, at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon as the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Capriccio by Richard Strauss featuring Renee Fleming as the Countess and Anne Sofie von Otter as Clairon, with Bo Skovhus as the Count, William Burden as Flamand, and Peter Rose as La Roche. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and your host will be Suzanne Nance.

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