1. Richard Strauss's Salome. Birgit Nilsson: Salome; Gerhard Stolze: Herod Tetrarch; Grace Hoffman: Herodias; Eberhard Wachter: Jochanaan; Waldemar Kmentt: Narraboth. Georg Solti Conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker.
2. Richard Strauss's Salome. Final Scene Comparison. Nina Stemme: Salome; Gerhard Siegel: Herod; Liora Grodnikaite: Herodias. Antonio Pappano conducting the Royal Opera House Orchestra.
We listened to Kurt Weill's second collaboration with playwright Bertolt Brecht, "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" and then some highlights from Jules Massenet's "Manon," featuring Maria Callas and later Beverly Sills in the titular role.
A special broadcast dedicated to J.S. Bach in honor of his 325th Birthday, March 21 (O.S. Calendar) or March 31 (N.S. Calendar) 1685. Everything aired on this program was under the direction of Karl Richter, with the Munich Bach Choir and Munich Bach Orchestra.