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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...



Gustav Mahler

Military music and trumpet calls, the sounds of nature and cow bells, funeral march and wooden mallet – there is hardly any kind of music or any instrument missing from the symphonies of Gustav Mahler (born on July 7, 1860 in the Czech town of...  more

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

After the four great vocal symphonies, in which he makes reference to his own art song compositions, such as Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) and the songs Aus des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn), Mahler first took a...


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