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Richard Strauss

The composer Richard Strauss, born on June 11th 1864 in Munich, was one of the most multi-faceted musical personalities of the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. While his early works were couched in traditional classic forms and genres, in...  more

"Vier letzte Lieder" (Four Last Songs)

Strauss´s "Four Last Songs" once again summarize his high-minded ambitions on the terrain of the orchestral song, which he had discontinuously but arduously conquered throughout the course of his life. While his contemporary and antipode Gusstav...

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Anton Bruckner

Opinions once varied on the music of Anton Bruckner (born on September 4, 1824 in Ansfelden, near Linz), who ranks amongst the great symphonists after Beethoven. While one faction regarded him as a destroyer of traditions, the other side ecstatically...  more

Symphony No. 7 in E major

It was his Seventh Symphony, written between 1881 and 1883, that enabled Anton Bruckner to achieve his actual breakthrough as a symphonist. As early as the Leipzig world première on December 30, 1884 under the direction of Arthur Nikisch, Bruckner...

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Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more

Diana Damrau, Soprano

Soprano Diana Damrau has been performing on the world’s leading opera and concert stages for two decades. Her vast repertoire spans both lyric soprano and coloratura roles including the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor (La Scala, Bavarian State...  more