CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Taking a Look Into the Soul Of 'Susannah'
NYTimes - almost 18 years
It's not often that composers live long enough to see their operas enter the repertory and to hear successive generations of singers perform them. Strauss, who died in 1949 at 84, was one of the few. Consider this: He coached the soprano Marie Wittich, who created the daunting role of Salome in 1905, and conducted the great Ljuba Welitsch in it