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.

Airs Monday, December 8 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, soprano Hila Plitman returns to Heinz Hall to perform “Darkness in the Ancient Valley” by Richard Danielpour. Christoph Konig conducts Haydn’s Symphony No. 22, “The Philospher” and “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss.  Jim Cunningham will host.

Airs Monday, November 17 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast it’s a program from the archive with soprano Jessye Norman singing the 4 Last Songs by Richard Strauss.  Charles Dutoit conducts the orchestra in Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Jim Cunningham will host this concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 11 at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera we present Richard Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten a tale filled with a one armed man and a one eyed man, a hunchback, a spirit messenger, and Emperor and Empress and a talking falcon. The earliest sketches for the libretto are based on a piece by Goethe. This performance stars Ruth Hesse as The Empress's Nurse, James Johnson as the Spirit Messenger, with Matti Kastu as The Emperor and Leonie Rysanek as The Empress. This production as features  Linda Roark as the Voice of the Falcon, Lorenzo Alvary as the One-Armed man, Joshua Hecht as the One-Eyed man, John Duykers as the Hunchback, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as Barak's wife and Walter Berry as Barak with the Children's Voice of Claudia Cummings, Pamela South, Linda Roark, Gwendolyn Jones, and Donna Petersen.