|Richard Strauss, by Max Liebermann, 1918|
That is the question I woke up with this morning.
Tonia had picquet my interest in hearing a bit of Elektra before I went to see it this morning.
She had done this by saying she was going to go out and hear a bit of The Light in the Piazza, and I thought, why not. Why not that and a bit of Elecktra. But hearing a bit wasn't enough. An hour later I thought, hey! The opera is only a bit over two hours long and now I have listened to half. And who is this composer? Late romantic and early modern. Not the Richardt Strauss of the waltzes I know.
Nice to have electronics that let me check out my misperceptions.
And I had my question answered and found out that I know his works, but I don't know who compoased those works.
And now I do.
Here is a partial list:
Der Rosencavalier, and Salome for operas
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks for a tone poemIf I am ever in a contest that has "music" for a category, I should not pick it.