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Strauss, Richard: Capriccio op. 85 (1940-41) 130'
A conversation piece for music

Music Text

Libretto by Clemens Krauss (G,E,F,I)

Scoring

Major roles: dramS,dramA,heldT,2Bar,B; minor roles: S,2T,B; chorus: 4T,4B 3(III=picc).2.corA.3.bhn.bcl.3(III=dbn)-4.2.3.0-timp.perc:cyms/BD- hpd-2harp-strings(16.16.10.10.6) On-stage: vln.vlc-hpd; backstage: string sextet

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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

28/10/1942
Nationaltheater, Munich
Bavarian State Opera / Clemens Krauss

Recommended Recording

Gundula Janowitz/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Peter Schreier/Hermann Prey/Karl Ridderbusch/Tatiana Troyanos/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Karl Böhm
Deutsche Grammophon 445 3472

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