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Strauss, Richard: Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae) op. 83 (1938-40) 180'
A cheerful mythology in three acts

Music Text

Libretto by Joseph Gregor after sketches by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (G)

Scoring

Major roles: 4S,M,A,3T,Bar; minor roles: 2T,6B; men's chorus 3(II,III=picc).picc.2.corA.3.bhn.bcl.3.dbn-6.4.4.1-timp.perc(2):glsp/ tamb/tgl/cyms/BD/SD/tam-t-2harp-cel-pft-strings(16.16.12.10.8)

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for all countries except Germany, Italy, Portugal, Danzig, and the former territories of the USSR.

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World Premiere

16/08/1944
Festspielhaus, Salzburg
Salzburg Festival (final rehearsal) / Clemens Krauss

Recommended Recording

Lauren Flanigan, Peter Coleman-Wright, Michael Hendrick, William Lewis, Lisa Saffer, Hugh Smith, Rodne Brown, James Archie Worley, William Berges, Richard Crist, Tamara Mesic, Mary Phillips, Jane Jennings, Elisabeth Canis, New York Concert Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein
Telarc CD80570

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