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Presentation of the Silver Rose

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (arr. Alfred Reed)


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Der Rosenkavalier, from which this work is derived, bears the designation Opus 59.


General Info

Year: 1910 / 1988
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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Errata

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Program Notes

Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose or The Rose-Bearer), Op. 59, is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It was first performed at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden on 26 January 1911 .

The opera has four main characters: the aristocratic Marschallin, her very young lover Count Octavian Rofrano, her coarse cousin Baron Ochs and Ochs' prospective fiancée Sophie von Faninal, daughter of a rich bourgeois. At the Marschallin's suggestion Ochs gets Octavian to act as his Rosenkavalier and present the ceremonial silver rose to Sophie. But when Octavian meets Sophie they fall in love at first sight. By a comic intrigue they get rid of Ochs with the help of the Marschallin, who then yields Octavian to the younger woman.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • Virginia: V


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