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Sunday, January 25
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SYNOPSIS:
Post-traumatic Strauss? ...

MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949):
Metamorphosen
Vienna Philharmonic; Simon Rattle, cond.
EMI 56580

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
On Richard Strauss

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
Births:
1851 — Flemish composer Jan Blockx, in Antwerp;
1886 — German composer and conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, in Berlin;
1911 — American composer and pianist Julia Smith, in Denton, Texas;
1913 — Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, in Warsaw;
1921 — American composer and conductor Alfred Reed, in New York City;

Premieres:
1817 — Rossini: opera, "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella), in Rome at the Teatro Valle;
1902 — Franz Schmidt: Symphony No. 1, in Vienna;
1909 — R. Strauss: opera "Elektra," in Dresden at the Hofoper, conducted by Ernst von Schuch, with soprano Annie Krull in the title role;
1946 — R. Strauss: "Metamorphosen," in Zürich;
1957 — Walton: Cello Concerto, by the Boston Symphony conducted by Charles Munch, with Gregor Piatigorsky the soloist;
1963 — Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphony No. 8, by the West German Radio Symphony, Rafael Kubelik conducting;
1987 — Paul Schoenfield: "Café Music" for piano trio at a St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concert.


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