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Capriccio
R. Strauss, Schwarzkopf, Ludwig
Capriccio
Genre: Classical
 
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After the first performance, in 1942, of Strauss's opera Capriccio--a "Conversation Piece for Music in One Act"--the teary-eyed composer remarked wistfully, "I can do no better." From the enchanting overture, in which the ...  more »

      
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All Artists: R. Strauss, Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, Sawalisch
Title: Capriccio
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Label: Angel Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 077774901420

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After the first performance, in 1942, of Strauss's opera Capriccio--a "Conversation Piece for Music in One Act"--the teary-eyed composer remarked wistfully, "I can do no better." From the enchanting overture, in which the opera's material is condensed into a string sextet, this famous London 1958 performance with the all-star cast--Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christa Ludwig, Eberhard Wachter--is completely engaging. Strauss refused offers to follow up Capriccio with another opera: "I can only make one testament." Wolfgang Sawallisch conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra. --Joshua Cody