By Richard Strauss. State Opera of South Australia. The Town Hall, Adelaide. August 9, 2019.
When one thinks of Strauss, the composer Johann Strauss (the waltz king) naturally springs to mind. But, there is another equally brilliant Strauss, Richard Strauss (no relation).
Richard Georg Strauss (1864 -1949), was an outstanding German Romantic composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His music is more objective than Johann and focusses on emotions. His orchestrations are opulent and tempered by harmonic acerbity.
Girl’s Night Outis an inspired collaboration celebrating Strauss’ music for the female voice.