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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (1. Introduction, or Sunrise), 1896

composed by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
performed by:
- the Berliner Philharmoniker
- Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)


Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Janos Sandor, Hungarian State Orchestra
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) Op. 30 - Fanfare : Tone Poem For Orchestra

Opus/Catalogue Number : Op.30 ; TrV 176
Year/Date of Composition ; 1896
First Publication : 1896
Instrumentation : orchestra

By Composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Performed By Conductor Janos Sandor And The Hungarian State Orchestra


Spanish full-lyric Soprano Victoria de los Angeles singing a beautiful rendition of Strauss’s lied ‘Standchen Op. 17 No.2’.

I always rave about de los Angeles’s middle voice. So romantic in colour, with gorgeously melting tones and a timbre that reminds me of sweet honey, soft and rich. Although she doesn’t have the high notes (everything above the High B was a struggle) hear the upper register is placed perfectly with brightness and a real sense of passion in the voice.

It’s a shame she never sang Strauss more. The lieder repertoire was absolutely ideal for her voice.


Kathleen Battle sings Strauss’ “Allerseelen” (by dpk242)

Stell auf den Tisch die duftenden Reseden,
  Die letzten roten Astern trag herbei,
Und laß uns wieder von der Liebe reden,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Gib mir die Hand, daß ich sie heimlich drücke
  Und wenn man’s sieht, mir ist es einerlei,
Gib mir nur einen deiner süßen Blicke,
    Wie einst im Mai.

Es blüht und [funkelt]1 heut auf jedem Grabe,
  Ein Tag im [Jahre ist den]2 Toten frei,
Komm an mein Herz, daß ich dich wieder habe,
    Wie einst im Mai.

All Souls' Day
 Place on the table the fragrant mignonettes,
 Bring inside the last red asters,
 and let us speak again of love,
 as once we did in May.

 Give me your hand, so that I can press it secretly;
 and if someone sees us, it’s all the same to me.
 Just give me your sweet gaze,
 as once you did in May.

 Flowers adorn today each grave, sending off their fragrances;
 one day in the year are the dead free.
 Come close to my heart, so that I can have you again,
 as once I did in May.

Ich Wollt ein Strausslein binden
Natalie Dessay
Ich Wollt ein Strausslein binden

Natalie Dessay Brentano Lieder OP. 68 “Ich Wollt ein Strausslein binden” di Richard Strauss dall'album “Amor: Richard Strauss Opera & Lieder”

Brentano Lieder OP. 68 “Ich Wollt ein Strausslein binden” di Richard Strauss

Natalie Dessay Soprano

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Antonio Pappano Director

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