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Puccini and Richard Strauss

09/03/11 12:00PM

This afternoon we consider Giacomo Puccini and Richard Strauss - Verdi's and Wagner's successors.

Listen Saturday at 12:00pm.



Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000


Manon Lescaut: Act II: Conclusion
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Jonel Perlea
Soloists: Licia Albanese, soprano ; Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Puccini - Manon Lescaut
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60573
Release Year: 1955


Salome: Conclusion
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: Birgit Nilsson, soprano
CD/Album: Richard Strauss - Salome
Record co./Cat #: London 414414
Release Year: 1962


Der Rosenkavalier: Act I (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Soloists: Renée Fleming, soprano ; Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Renée Fleming Strauss Heroines
Record co./Cat #: Decca 466314
Release Year: 1999


La rondine: "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Soloists: Renée Fleming, soprano
CD/Album: Renée Fleming The Beautiful Voice
Record co./Cat #: London 458858
Release Year: 1998
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