Saturday, January 30, 2010

Something I missed ...

... this past Tuesday was the anniversary of the premiere of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier in 1911. I have always felt that Strauss and Hofmannsthal together sensed that the world as they knew it was about to end. This is nowhere more apparent than in the final trio. This clip gives you most of the final scene, but the not very end, which is too bad.

1 comment:

  1. IMHO the greatest of all operas. If you live nearby don't miss the current production at the Met.