Richard Strauss http://wrti.org en The Strauss Oboe Concerto and Its Philadelphia Connection http://wrti.org/post/strauss-oboe-concerto-and-its-philadelphia-connection <p></p><p>This Sunday’s re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert, on July 20th at 1 pm, features a celebrated oboe concerto by Richard Strauss. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the 1945 work has a Philadelphia connection.</p><p>The concert features Mahler's 4th Symphony, Britten's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, and the Strauss Oboe Concerto with soloist Richard Woodhams.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:38:33 +0000 Susan Lewis 6652 at http://wrti.org The Strauss Oboe Concerto and Its Philadelphia Connection The Composer As Sphinx: A Richard Strauss Puzzler http://wrti.org/post/composer-sphinx-richard-strauss-puzzler Music by <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15870129/richard-strauss" target="_blank">Richard Strauss </a>is heard in symphony halls and opera houses across the world. He needs little help to boost his considerable fame. Yet 150 years after his birth, the German composer remains an enigma to some classical music fans and a polarizing figure for others. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 7396 at http://wrti.org The Composer As Sphinx: A Richard Strauss Puzzler The Met Opera on WRTI: Strauss' ARABELLA, April 19, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-strauss-arabella-april-19-1-pm <p>Will she marry for love or money? Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romantic comedy that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts.</p><p>In the title role, Malin Byström, "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible, is uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa... her voice has silvery plush..."</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:51:46 +0000 WRTI Staff 7211 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Strauss' ARABELLA, April 19, 1 PM Shakespeare Via Verdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Edward German http://wrti.org/post/shakespeare-verdi-strauss-tchaikovsky-edward-german <p><strong>Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection</strong> broadcasts Saturday, December 7th, 2013, 5-6 pm on WRTI and wrti.org. Shakespeare continues to live, and if you were to name an orchestral work based on one of his plays, we wouldn’t blame you for coming up with one of the most popular works in the repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>. But it wouldn’t be Discoveries without a curve ball or three, so this month we offer another <em>Fantasy-Overture</em> of his, <em>Hamlet</em>. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:59:00 +0000 Kile Smith 6752 at http://wrti.org Shakespeare Via Verdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Edward German Lyric Opera of Chicago: Richard Strauss' ARIADNE AUF NAXOS on June 9th http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-richard-strauss-ariadne-auf-naxos-june-9th <p>Vienna&rsquo;s richest man is planning an incredible party - and you&#39;re invited on Saturday, June 9th from 1 to 4 pm. First, guests will enjoy a serious opera (the Prima Donna plays Ariadne, who&rsquo;s ready to die on the island of Naxos because her lover&rsquo;s jilted her). Then comes a ribald comedy, starring saucy Zerbinetta (who has a Ph.D. in flirting). And finally, there&rsquo;s to be a pyrotechnic display.<br /> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 11:32:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 3966 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Richard Strauss' ARIADNE AUF NAXOS on June 9th