Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks)

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Richard Strauss: Don Juan

Richard Strauss: Don Juan

and other works


Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Capriccio


Released or re-released in last 6 months

Capriccio Encore - C8015

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Sommernachtskonzert 2014

Sommernachtskonzert 2014

(Summer Night Concert 2014)


Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Liszt:

Mazeppa, symphonic poem No. 6, S100

Strauss, J, II:

Furioso-Polka quasi Galopp, Op. 260

Strauss, R:

Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85

Lang Lang (piano)

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28


The renowned orchestra presents the world's biggest annual classical open air concert live from their hometown Vienna, Austria on Thursday, May 29th, 2014.

The Summer Night Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic is an annual open-air event that takes place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Park in Vienna with the palace as a magnificent backdrop. Everyone is invited to come to this unique occasion with free admission. Each year up to 100,000 people can take up the invitation, or enjoy on radio and TV in over 60 countries.

DVD Video

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Sony - 88843070989

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Andris Nelsons conducts Richard Strauss

Andris Nelsons conducts Richard Strauss


Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Don Juan, Op. 20

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28


Recorded Birmingham Symphony Hall Sept. 2011, Jan. 2012, Jan. 2013.

In this year of Richard Strauss’s 150th birthday, it seems natural that the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons should add the ultimate candle to the birthday cake, as it were, given that their previous recordings of Strauss's works for Orfeo ['Ein Heldenleben' C803091A, 'Alpine Symphony' C833111A) have been amongst the label's most successful of recent years. Here, the CBSO and its music director offer us a selection of the early tone poems: 'Don Juan', 'Till Eulenspiegel' and 'Also sprach Zarathustra'. In 'Don Juan', Strauss combined big tunes and orchestral virtuosity with a dash of immorality and wacky humour. Nelsons and the CBSO delight in the Don’s life of adventure and conquest that comes to a sticky end. The macabre climax to 'Till Eulenspiegel', with the hanging of the protagonist, is preceded by a witty exploration of just about every possible orchestral timbre, with Strauss pulling out all the stops to depict Till’s merry pranks. The world-class CBSO, homogenous across all the sections of the orchestra, is just what’s needed for the great 'Also sprach Zarathustra'. “Freely based on Friedrich Nietzsche” (as Strauss himself wrote), Nelsons and the CBSO do equal justice to Zarathustra’s address to the sun and to the mysterious close in which the motives of Man and Nature alternate in their respective keys. This new recording undoubtedly counts as one of the most awaited highlights of #Strauss150.

“[Nelsons] knows he can ask anything of his players...Nelsons attacks when necessary with full-throttle precipitation...the shadowlands are even more sustained, highlighting the restless lover's death wish...but Nelson's charisma always shines through.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2014 *****

“This Don Juan fairly bursts out of the starting blocks. The opening pages are hugely vital, the music driven on with impulsive swagger and white-hot energy...[Till Eulenspiegel] should be a riot of colour and incident and that’s just what we get here. Once again the CBSO’s playing is razor-sharp, except where opulence is required and then they deliver that instead.” MusicWeb International, 3rd June 2014

“The treacherous start of Don Juan is securely handled … the work benefits from Nelsons’s long-term perspective and conviction …The account of Also Sprach Zarathustra has comparible focus and cohesion.” International Record Review, June 2014

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - July 2014

Orfeo - C878141A

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Leonard Bernstein: Humor in Music

Leonard Bernstein: Humor in Music


Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28


Leonard Bernstein talks, plays the piano, leads his New York Philharmonic and even sings to present his view of 'Humor in Music'.

Sony Originals - 88765452722

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R. Strauss: Don Quixote & Till Eulenspiegel

R. Strauss: Don Quixote & Till Eulenspiegel


Strauss, R:

Don Quixote, Op. 35

with Alban Gerhardt (cello) & Lawrence Power (viola)

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28


Strauss’s ‘Fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character’, as Don Quixote is subtitled, is one of the composer’s most popular tone poems, principally because of the beautifully drawn central characters of the Don (performed by a solo cellist) and Sancho Panza (viola). These roles are luxuriously cast in this new recording, being taken by Hyperion artists Alban Gerhardt and Lawrence Power. The merry tale of Till Eulenspiegel completes this release.

The Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, the very orchestra which gave the premieres of both works in the 1890s, is conducted by Markus Stenz, who has held the position of Principal Conductor since 2003. He visited China with the orchestra in early 2008 and conducted their first ever BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in August 2008. In September 2010 he returned to China with the Gürzenich Orchestra and the Opera of Cologne to conduct the first ever production of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ in Shanghai. Among other posts he is Chief Guest Conductor of the Hallé.

“the playing here is first-rate, and Alban Gerhardt and Lawrence Power are vivid soloists.” Sunday Times, 7th April 2013

“Stenz gets the proportions exactly right. He plunges us into the delirium of the melancholy hero's addled brain with a clarity pointing forward to Schoenberg's First Chamber Symphony...Adventurous Alban Gerhardt is vivid as Quixote takes several tumbles...The peerless viola player Laurence Power is luxury casting as an equally human Sancho Panza. No stars needed to be drafted in for one of the best Till Eulenspiegels on disc...an irrepressible performance.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2013 *****

“Gerhardt and Power convey the complex nature of the relationship between the two...Stenz's conducting is all about the cumulative impact of small gestures rather than grand statements. We're conscious throughout of the classical form at the work's heart, though Stenz is also marvellous when it comes to those astonishing moments when the Don's fantasies assume a transcendent reality greater than anything on earth. It's nigh-on perfect.” The Guardian, 11th April 2013 *****

“[Power and Gerhardt are] both magnificent, and neither distorts the work's shape with excessive ego displays. This is a sublime, idiomatically phrased performance, given by the very orchestra which premiered the work. So you’d expect something special. The moments of quiet rapture are divine...The high points are too numerous to list” The Arts Desk, 13th April 2013

“an excellent account of Don Quixote. The catalogue isn’t exactly short of fine recordings but this one competes with the best. Gerhardt and Power are marvellous principals but they manage to project their characters splendidly while giving us a sense also that they are primus inter pares, as Strauss intended.” MusicWeb International, 22nd April 2013

“pictorial points are in general well made; the scenes are colourfully set; and both Gerhardt and Power are such fine, sensitive and expressive musicians that they encapsulate the varied moods of their protagonists poignantly and purposefully. Markus Stenz attacks Till Eulenspiegel with vigour” Gramophone Magazine, May 2013

BBC Music Magazine

Disc of the month - May 2013

Hyperion - CDA67960

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Fritz Reiner: The Decca Orchestral Recordings

Fritz Reiner: The Decca Orchestral Recordings


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

plus:

DVOŘÁK: Five Slavonic Dances


Renowned for the precision of his execution, it was said that Reiner could ‘stand before an orchestra he has never seen before and conduct a new piece at first sight without verbal explanation, by means of manual technique alone’ (he later taught at the Curtis Institute, where he unsuccessful attempted to moderate the young Leonard Bernstein). His temper was equally legendary (he was once described as ‘A despot with a baton’), but his performances, perhaps because of his uncannily tiny beat, were models of clarity and precision, never losing sight of the longer line, and always renowned for their glittering vitality.

The recordings here are the sum of his orchestral recordings made for the Decca Record Company. His Strauss is searing, and the thrill of the Brahms and Dvorak Dances has perhaps never been equaled – helped immeasurably, of course, by Decca’s state-of-the-art recording.

“Inexplicably divided into two short discs (previously one long one), these are ideally stylish and warm-hearted performances. The Strauss tone poems are highly charismatic.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2013 ****

“These are brilliant performances with every member of this great orchestra on his toes, and the 1961 recording wears remarkably well” Gramophone Magazine (Brahms, Dvorak)

“I was bowled over by the splendour of the performances and gratified by the warmth and clarity of the recording … There is splendid ambience and range, a good stereo spread, clean definition and body. Both performances are immediately gripping: they are obviously of great distinction and I would go even further and say that they are inspired. Reiner was a Strauss conductor of quite exceptional insight and sympathy : his Tod und Verklärung seems to me the finest in the catalogue without exception and Till Eulenspiegel is certainly the equal of the finest both in terms of characterisation, orchestral playing and recording.” Gramophone Magazine (Strauss)

“Reiner made many classic recordings of Strauss's music, and I think one of the best is this dramatic, fiery performance of Tod und Verklärung with the Vienna Philharmonic. With biting brass and radiant strings, it's an exhilarating experience.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, April 2014

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4805006

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R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan & Till Eulenspiegel

R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan & Till Eulenspiegel


Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Don Juan, Op. 20

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28


Alto - ALC1197

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$6.00

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Mahler: Symphony No. 1


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 4 December 1962

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

Symphony Hall, Boston, 12 November 1963

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 13 November 1962


This series of DVDs will make the publicly broadcast BSO concerts from this era available for the first time since they were broadcast. This rare material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony and Erich Leinsdorf, and has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques. It is of exceptional musical interest and historic value.

The BSO’s Music Director for seven seasons, Leinsdorf had a long and distinguished career, having worked with Toscanini and Walter, conducting at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Cleveland Orchestra and Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in addition to his tenure at the BSO.

Born in Mahler’s city, just over eight months after the composer’s death, Leinsdorf began his career as assistant to Mahler’s own assistant and protégé, Bruno Walter.

He played an important role in building an audience for Mahler’s symphonies during his tenure at the BSO, which came just before the Mahler boom in the 1960s.

Leinsdorf recorded all of Mahler’s symphonies apart from the Fourth for RCA Victor; recordings which became the benchmark both for sound and performance quality.

Intense, warm and expressive, his performance of Mahler’s First Symphony is an intensely personal account whilst Till Eulenspiegel – which was a party piece for the BSO during his tenure - is performed with great precision and finesse.

Two of ICA’s BSO DVDs featuring Charles Munch as conductor, have been awarded the Diapason d’Or in France’s Diapason magazine.

1DVD

Sound format: LPCM Mono

Picture format: 4:3

Running time: 78’

Subtitles: n/a

Menu languages: English

Booklet languages: E/F/G

Region code: 0

Territory Restrictions: None

“Leinsdorf is efficient in Mahler's First Symphony and Till Eulenspiegel” BBC Music Magazine, January 2012 ***

“it is possible to see how Leinsdorf offers a supple approach to tempo, which offers appropriately spacious phrasing throughout. His cues give a sense of the style that he wanted from the players, and the result is evident in the performance...Part of the success of the interpretation comes from Leinsdorf’s decision not to use the baton, and so his hands offer a clue to the ways in which he made this performance expressive.” MusicWeb International, December 2012

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ica classics Legacy - ICAD5051

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R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto & Till Eulenspeigel

R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto & Till Eulenspeigel


Lutosławski:

Concerto for Oboe, Harp, and Chamber Orchestra

Heinz Holliger (oboe) & Ursula Holliger (harp)

Michael Gielen

Strauss, R:

Oboe Concerto in D

Heinz Holliger (oboe)

Michael Gielen

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Thomas Schippers

Waltz Sequence No. 1 (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Thomas Schippers

Waltz Sequence No. 2 (from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59)

Thomas Schippers


Alto - ALC1134

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Strauss: Don Quixote

Strauss: Don Quixote


Strauss, R:

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Recorded in 1958

Paul Tortelier (cello)

Rudolf Kempe

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Recorded in 1958

Rudolf Kempe

Don Juan, Op. 20

Recording first published in 1958

Fritz Lehmann


Rudolf Kempe’s excellent reputation as a conductor of Richard Strauss is justly deserved. In this recording, he is joined by the inimitable Paul Tortelier in Strauss’ whimsical Don Quixote. He conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a superb recording of Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche and the CD also features the same orchestra in an unjustly neglected performance of Don Juan conducted by Fritz Lehmann.

‘This is one of the great classics of the gramophone........... Highly recommended.’ Gramophone of Don Quixote and Til Eulenspiegels

Regis - RRC1371

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