STRAUSS, R.: Josephslegende, Op. 63, TrV 231 (Studio Production, 1977)

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Josephslegende, Op. 63, TrV 231

Playing Time: 01:05:35
Catalogue Number: A05001703
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Composed to a libretto by Harry Graf Kessler and Hugo von Hofmannsthal and premiered by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes in the summer of 1914, Richard Strauss' Josephs Legende was one of the earliest cultural casualties of the First World War. The leads in John Neumeier's production from 1977 are terrific, especially the sensational Judith Jamison as Potiphar's Wife. The Wiener Philharmoniker sounds sumptuous and conductor Heinrich Hollreiser keeps the drama from dragging without getting in the way of the dancers." (James Leonard, ALLMUSIC.com)

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