Strauss’s Voice Manchester’s musical forces combine to celebrate Strauss

Strauss’s Voice

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Strauss’s birth

Manchester’s musical forces combine to celebrate Strauss

All the events in the Strauss’s Voice series…

" It is by their ‘voices’ that we can identify composers after hearing only a few bars of their music.

In Richard Strauss’s case it is his voice for opera, orchestral tone-poems and ballets and songs. He is the voice of Salome, of Elektra, of the Marschallin, of the Empress, of Daphne, of Countess Madeleine and of dozens more, yet they are all one voice, unmistakably."

Introduction by Michael Kennedy CBE

Hallé

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Manchester Camerata

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BBC Philharmonic

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The Bridgewater Hall

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