Two unknown versions of Salome are out in printNews
The Bavarian Academy of Sciences has published two alternative scores for Richard Strauss’s opera Salome.
The first is the composer’s original 1905 setting in French, based on Oscar Wilde; the second is a lighter 1929 Dresden version for a lyrical soprano instead of the dramatic voice.
The scores appear as part of a complete Strauss critical edition. Many will be curious to see them staged.