The Richard Strauss Werke - Kritische Ausgabe (RSW) is the first scholarly-critical edition of Richard Strauss' musical oeuvre. Almost all of his compositions have so far only been available in - mostly uncorrected - reprints of old editions. The new edition collects the most important groups of works in 64 volumes: all stage works, orchestral works, songs with piano and orchestra, and chamber music. Included are various versions and fragments, together with source documentation, the genesis of the works and performance variants authorized by Strauss. The edition includes printed music volumes with integrated critical notes and is supplemented by an online platform with text comparisons and document collections. The detailed introductions and footnotes are published in both German and English.
The edition is published by Verlag Dr. Richard Strauss, in cooperation with Boosey & Hawkes, Edition Peters Group and Schott Music in an attractive and robust cover made of bright red library linen with embossing.
Members of the honorary board are H. K. H. Franz Duke of Bavaria, Renée Fleming, Mariss Jansons, Prof. Dr. Peter Ruzicka, Dr. Christian Strauss, Christian Thielemann
Performances of Strauss' Don Juan from the Critical Edition
16. and 17.1.2020 Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main
hr-sinfonieorchester Andrès Orozco-Estrada / Conductor