The R. Strauss Challenge

R. Strauss is another composer who excelled at opera but didn’t write a humongous amount. Which means I should be able to complete this challenge before the year is out (2 works every month and I’m done):

  • 1876: Der Kampf mit dem Drachen
  • 1892-93, 1940: Guntram (partially done 11 September; way too Romantic)
  • 1900-01: Feuersnot (done 13 August)
  • 1903-05: Salome
  • 1906-08: Elektra 
  • 1909-10: Der Rosenkavalier 
  • 1911-12, 1915-16: Ariadne auf Naxos 
  • 1914-17: Die Frau ohne Schatten 
  • 1918-23: Intermezzo
  • 1923-27: Die Aegyptische Helena
  • 1929-32: Arabella (partially done 28 May)
  • 1933-34: Die schweigsame Frau
  • 1935-36: Friedenstag
  • 1936-37: Daphne (done 29 May)
  • 1938-40: Die Liebe der Danae (done 5 August)
  • 1940-41: Capriccio 
  • 1947-48: Der Eseis Schatten

On this month’s list: Arabella (currently listening – in English) and Daphne. Henceforth Wednesday is Strauss Day.


About dehggial

Mozart/Baroque loving red dragon

Posted on May 28, 2014, in completist challenges, lists, rants & occasional humour, richard strauss, those two austrians and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Regie, or Not Regie?

    It looks like part of the challenge may be finding recordings of some of the more obscure operas. By the way, I just found your blog via a link at eyesometric’s blog. I can’t believe I’ve miss out on a fellow Clemenza fan for so long. I love your blog!!

    • Strauss: you’re right about the obscure ones. I’ll see what can be done when I get there.

      Clemenza: glad you like the blog 🙂 Sounds like I need to raid yours as well for some quality Clemenza reviews!

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