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Strauss, Richard: Intermezzo op. 72 (1919-23) 120'
A domestic comedy with symphonic interludes in two acts

Music Text

Libretto by the composer (G,E,I)

Scoring

Major roles: dramS,lyrT,Bar; minor roles: S,T,2Bar,B small roles: S,Bar,2mimes(boy and girl) 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2-3.2.2.0-timp.perc:cyms/BD/SD/tgl/ 2bells-pft-harp-harm-strings(11.9.5.5.3).

Abbreviations (PDF).

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

04/11/1924
Sächsisches Staatstheater Opernhaus, Dresden
Dresden State Opera / Fritz Busch

Recommended Recording

Lucia Popp, Philipp Brammer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gabriele Fuchs, Adolf Dallapozza, Klaus Hirte, Gudrun Greindl-Rosner, Martin Finke, Raimund Grumbach, Jörn W Wilsing, Kurt Moll, Elisabeth Woska, Erika Rüggeberg, Erika Rüggeberg, Karin Hautermann, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch
EMI CDS7493372

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