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Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony
Speaking of historical inaccuracies, Geoff's assertions about Otto Klemperer shouldn't go unchallenged. According to Peter Heyworth's biography of him, Klemperer did conduct Rosenkavalier numerous times, and was a work he had been "eager to conduct at the Kroll" (Vol. 1, p. 399). There is a reference to the opera as "sugared water" in Heyworth's "Conversations with Klemperer" (p. 45), but in the context of Rosenkavalier having followed Salome and Elektra - a quite reasonable observation, surely? If Geoff has different sources, he should let us know. Heyworth also records that Klemperer was present at the first performance of the Alpine Symphony on 28 October 1915, conducted by Richard Strauss himself. Klemperer's response is not stated, but may I suggest that he or anyone else who was present on that occasion, or at any performance since, would have either liked or disliked the Alpine Symphony - or perhaps remained completely indifferent.
- Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Geoff Diggines December 13, 2016, 10:47 am
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Ralph Moore December 13, 2016, 1:31 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Des Hutchinson December 13, 2016, 1:33 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Colin Mackie December 13, 2016, 2:05 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - paul corfield godfrey December 13, 2016, 2:22 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Nick Barnard December 14, 2016, 12:14 am
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Dominy Clements December 15, 2016, 11:09 am
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