Poise & Mastery

By Jay Nordlinger [NY Sun, 17 October 2005]
Fans of Richard Strauss have had a good autumn in New York: The Metropolitan Opera has staged “Ariadne auf Naxos”; City Opera has staged “Capriccio”; Lorin Maazel has programmed tone poems and such at the New York Philharmonic. I am reliably told that, somewhere in the world, a Strauss opera is being put on every night. Richard Strauss is never out of season.