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Tell Us Your Favorite Strauss Interpreters

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Strauss Week wraps up Sunday with a countdown of the best Strauss interpreters. We asked you which Strauss singers, conductors and instrumentalists top your list. You told us in the comments below and we're featuring some of your favorites as we close out Strauss Week beginning at 10 am.

Sunday with the Greats: Visit the WQXR playlist on Sunday to see the featured Strauss interpreters.

To get you started, among the recommended recordings from BBC Music Magazine's recent Strauss issue, it highlights performances by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of Bernard Haitink, German soprano Hildegard Behrens and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nash Ensemble and the Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra with soprano Gwyneth Jones.

And in Tom Moon's book 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die, he leads off the Strauss section with conductor Karl Böhm and the Berlin Philharmonic's 1958 recording of Also sprach Zarathustra (Deutsche Grammophon), the orchestral tone poem now iconically linked to the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Tell us about your favorite Strauss interpreters in the comments below.