Richard Strauss Remembered

Written & Produced by Peter Adam
Editor Julian Miller


  • Commentary spoken by John Gielgud
    Voice of Richard Strauss Frank Finlay
    Richard Bebb
    Frank Duncan
    Nick Joseph
    Rosalind Shanks
    Derek Smith
    Ian Thompson

  • 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. Home movies and archive films never seen before reveal 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, Wilma Lipp in Rosenkavalier, Ariadne, Arabella, Capriccio and Elektra.

    The commentary spoken by John Gielgud.
    The voice of Richard Strauss by Frank Finlay.