Capriccio, Op.85 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1942.
London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1942 (co-publisher)

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Composer listed as copyright claimant: "Copyright Richard Strauss, 1942."

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General Information

Work Title Capriccio
Alternative Title Konversationsstücke für Musik
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.85 ; TrV 279
Movements/Sections 1 act
Year/Date of Composition 1940-41
First Publication 1942
Librettist Composer and Clemens Krauss (1893–1954)
Language German
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra and Soloists
External Links Wikipedia article
Opera Guide


Misc. Comments

Roles

  • Countess Madeleine, a young widow (soprano)
  • Clairon, an actress (contralto)
  • Flamand, a musician (tenor)
  • Olivier, a poet (baritone)
  • The Count, brother of Countess Madeleine (baritone)
  • La Roche, a theatre director (bass)
  • Monsieur Taupe, a prompter (tenor)
  • 2 Italian singers (soprano, tenor)
  • A young dancer (silent role)
  • Major-domo (bass)
  • 8 servants (4 tenors, 4 basses)
  • 3 musicians (violin, cello, harpsichord)


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