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Richard Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos (1916 revised version)

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Opera in one act with a prologue (Revised version of 1912 score)
Prologue: Composer's Aria (conclusion)
Duration: 01 mins 00 secs
Teresa Zylis-Gara/Staatskapelle Dresden/Rudolf Kempe
(p) 1969/1992 EMI Records Ltd © 1992 EMI Records Ltd
EMI CMS 7 64159 2

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Text heard on Sample:
Komponist:
Musik ist eine heiliger Kunst, zu versammeln alle Arten von Mut wie Cherubim um, einen strahlenden Thron, und darum ist sie die heilige unter den Künsten, die heilige Musik!
(Zerbinetta fuft mit einem frechen Pfiff ihre Partner auf die Bühne. Harlekin eilt herbei, seinen Gurt schnallend.)
Was ist das? Wohin?
(Scaramuccio, wie Harlekin, gleichfalls seine Toilette im Laufen beendend)
Diese Kreaturen!
(Truffaldin, Brighella, den gleichen Weg wie die vorigen)
In mein Heiligtum...

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Composer:
Music is the holiest art, which unites in sacred bonds all who can dare, like cherubim guarding a radiant throne - that is why of all the arts music is the most holy! The holy, holy art!
(Zerbinetta appears at the back, and whistles pertly to call her troupe onto the stage. Arlecchino bustles in buckling his belt.)
What is that? Where are they going?
(Scaramuccio appears, like Arlecchino, doing his costume up.)
These offensive creatures.
(Truffaldino and Brighella do likewise.)
My holy place...

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