Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Richard Strauss Feuersnot broadcast

Another chance to hear Richard Strauss's Feuersnot, op 50, conducted by Ulf Schirmer. An extremely vivid performance, recorded live in Munich not long ago with a cast who can sing idiomatically and a conductor who understands the composer and the savage satire in the work   Good performances like this are essential especially for relatively little kmown work. Bad performances do more harm than good.  Read HERE for what I wrote when it was televised by BR Klassik in February. The photos come from a production earlier this year in the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, which looks like fun. Note the wry references to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg!

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