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I’m starting to have feelings for you Strauss….

April 26th, 2011 by Luke Fatora on Luke Fatora's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Blue danube is one of my favorite compositions, but the more I listen to Strauss the more I’m liking it.
I’m just kidding.
I’ve always known that there was the waltz Strauss and the more serious Strauss, but I haven’t known much more than the ( belonging to their respective Strauss) Blue Danube and Violin Sonata. [...]

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Der Rosenkavalier

by Samantha Chestney on Samantha Chestney's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The introduction to this opera very much reminds me of a Broadway musical of some sort, perhaps West Side Story. When the soprano starts singing, this somewhat disappears. In relation to other composers, I would relate Strauss more to the Italians, like Rossini, rather than to Wagner. Without listening to the language and the words, [...]

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Strauss’s’s’s Rosenkavalier

by Ellen Hurley on Ellen Hurley's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really loved the very strauss-y horn parts at the beginning of the Act. Actually, I loved the instrumental music in general! Especially great was how Strauss used it to highlight the vocal lines, which were also pleasing to the ear. I still prefer Strauss’s non-operatic pieces, but enjoyed listening to this nonetheless.

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Strauss Rosenkavalier

by Miles Labat on Miles Labat's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I always say this at first, but I enjoyed this piece. I heard the English version of this opera, so I am interested in hearing the German Libretto to this piece. My favorite section of Act I is the introduction. It starts out with a strong wave of horns, and then sort of [...]

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Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Act I

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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Strauss – Rosenkavalier (Act I)

by Gigi on Regina Brady's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I watched a Swiss performance of the beginning of Act I of Rosenkavalier with the roles of Marschallin and Octavian played by Tina Kiberg and Angelika Kirchshlager, respectively. The opera opens with woodwind ornaments and then characters enter. Marschallin and Octavian are confessing their love for each other and are very passionate in their words. [...]

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