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Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Act I

April 25th, 2011 by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

I always imagine Strauss’s music to be playing in the background on the record player of a large gathering of upper-class people in early to mid-20th century Europe. And what I mean by Strauss’s music is his waltzes, as that’s the extent of my knowledge of what he composed.
I’m so so glad we listened to [...]

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Act I of Der Rosenkavalier

by Gabrielle Martinez on Gabrielle Martinez's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

When I read on the syllabus that we’d be reviewing Act I of Der Rosenkavalier for this week’s blog, I did a little happy dance on the inside. This opera is one of my absolute favorites. Simply put, it is just absolutely beautiful. It seems like Strauss knew exactly what he was doing when he [...]

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