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Liebe der Danae, Die (‘The Love of Danae’)locked

  • David Murray

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Heitere Mythologie (‘cheerful mythology’) in three acts by richard Strauss to a libretto by joseph Gregor ; Salzburg, Festspielhaus, 14 August 1952 (on 16 August 1944 a public dress rehearsal for a performance subsequently cancelled had been given there).

As far back as 1920 Strauss’s great collaborator Hofmannsthal had proposed Danae as the heroine of a mythological opera, though they settled instead upon Helen of Troy (...

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