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Strauss: Capriccio / Eschenbach, Fleming, Skovhus, Schade, Weiner Staatsoper

Fleming / Skovhus / Shade / Eiche
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 715908  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Markus EicheRenée FlemingBo SkovhusMichael Schade,   ... 
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Richard Strauss’s last stage work is an opera about opera as an art form, depicting the creation of a music drama in a wise and witty way. Which came first – words or music? That is the question that Strauss and his librettist Clemens Krauss address through the story of a Countess torn between a composer and a poet. “Renée Fleming is a world-class Countess, moving and intense … All around her there is luxury casting: Bo Skovhus as the Count, Michael Schade as Flamand, Markus Eiche as Olivier, Kurt Rydl as the theatre director La Roche, the wonderful Angelika Kirchschlager as Clairon – all strike exactly the right note, as do the singers
Read more in the smaller roles, turning this Capriccio into an event of the first importance.” (Der Kurier, Vienna)

Subtitles: G, E, F, Sp, Kor, Jap, Chin
Booklet: E, G, F
No. of Discs: 2
Run time: 166 MINS
Picture: NTSC, 16:9
Audio: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1

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Works on This Recording

Capriccio, Op. 85 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Markus Eiche (Tenor), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Bo Skovhus (Baritone),
Michael Schade (Tenor), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Kurt Rydl (Bass)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940-1941; Germany 

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