Richard Strauss Remembered (UK) | Click here to watch
(117 min; 1984; English)
Director: Peter Adam
Narrator: John Gielgud
A BBC Two Production
A unique record of a great man's life which spanned from the reign of King Ludwig of Bavaria through the turbulent years of Hitler's Germany to the post-war period. The composer and conductor seen through the eyes of his family and the people who worked with him-Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti, Eugen Jochum; the great opera stars - Hildegarde Ranczak and Viorica Ursuleac who sang the first Arabella. Using home movies and rare archival footage, the film reveals the man and the role he played under Hitler.
It also includes concert performances by the composer and vintage opera extracts with some of Strauss's favourite interpreters – Lisa Della Casa, Irmgard Seefried, Anneliese Rothenberger, Vilma Lipp in Rosenkavalier, Ariadne, Arabella, Capriccio and Elektra.