Strauss, R: Friedenstag

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COMPOSERS: R Strauss
LABELS: Brilliant
WORKS: Friedenstag
PERFORMER: Dohmen, Voigt, Reiter; Dresden State Opera Chorus and Staatskapelle/Giuseppe Sinopoli
CATALOGUE NO: Brilliant 9185

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Strauss’s late, one-act Day of Peace was a brave anti-war gesture when premiered in 1938, though has never gained the attention it deserves. This strong account shows its qualities. George Hall