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Waltzes from "Der Rosenkavalier"

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (arr. Lucien Cailliet)


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This work bears the designation QMB Journal 151.


General Info

Year: 1911 / 1946
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

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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 is loosely adapted from the novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas by Louvet de Couvrai and Molière's comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. It was first performed at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden on 26 January 1911 under the direction of Max Reinhardt, Ernst von Schuch conducting.

The opera has four main characters: the aristocratic Marschallin; her very young lover, Count Octavian Rofrano; her brutish cousin Baron Ochs; and Ochs' prospective fiancée, Sophie von Faninal, the daughter of a rich bourgeois. At the Marschallin's suggestion, Octavian acts as Ochs' Rosenkavalier by presenting a ceremonial silver rose to Sophie. However, the young people fall in love on the spot, and soon devise a comic intrigue to extricate Sophie from her engagement.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI


Performances

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Resources

  • Der Rosenkavalier. Wikipedia Accessed 22 July 2022
  • Strauss, R.; Cailliet, L. (1946). Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: London, Eng.