Strauss, R: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration) - CD

This page lists all recordings of Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration), by Richard Strauss (1864-1949) on CD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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R. Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Four Last Songs & Tod und Verklärung

R. Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Four Last Songs & Tod und Verklärung


Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Musikvereinsaal Vienna, March 2-3 1954

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Musikvereinsaal Vienna, March 1954

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Vier letzte Lieder

London, Waldorf Town Hall 25 Sept 1953

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Ackermann

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Musikvereinsaal Vienna, 21, 23-24 March 1950

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler


Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts three of Richard Strauss' symphonic poems in Vienna reproduced in the best possible sound, and paired with the first recording in London of the 'Vier Letzte Lieder', under the supervision of Walter Legge [Mr Schwarzkopf]. A homage to Richard Strauss for his 150th anniversary. One of the best recordings of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf at her peak.

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Praga Digitals - DSD350100

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$17.75

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R. Strauss: Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration & Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

R. Strauss: Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration & Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks


Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28


This new release and the upcoming series are recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, whose outstanding orchestral, solo, opera, and chamber recordings have received over 70 GRAMMY nominations and awards.

“In recent years this orchestra has grown in stature and with this release in the Pittsburgh Live! series their collaboration has once again borne luscious fruit.” MusicWeb International, 27th January 2014

“the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra play these three masterly symphonic poems with virtuosity, great feeling and a glorious patina of string tone...But what makes these performances so outstanding are Manfred Honeck's interpretations, which vividly bring out the music's emotional and pictorial detail.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2014

“Honeck's interpretations have huge personality, and mostly in the right way. He's not averse to Stokowski-style touchings-up if they help the drama...Honeck likes to underline something pathological about his hero's pranks... The orchestra plays passionately and luminously, with the brass thrusting when they need to be.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2014 *****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - March 2014

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Reference Recordings - FR707

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Richard Strauss: Tone Poems, Vol. 1

Richard Strauss: Tone Poems, Vol. 1


Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Francois-Xavier Roth

This CD marks the beginning of a new recording cycle of the complete symphonic poems of Richard Strauss as performed by the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and their principal conductor, François-Xavier Roth.

Future volumes will be released during the coming years, at the rate of two CDs per year. Already in his first release with hänssler CLASSIC of Mahler's 1st Symphony, the French conductor has made it clear that he has both the strength as well as the sensitivity to build delicate orchestral colors – exactly what is necessary with Richard Strauss’ works. And with his orchestra, Roth has one of the best ensembles in Germany.

“the combination of his muscly, forward-moving approach, with not an ounce of fat on it, and perhaps most stunning engineering accorded to the master orchestrator yet, mean that both the mock-epic composer hero of Ein Heldenleben and the dying man of Tod und Verklärung make their momentous journeys without sag or stress...these performances pulse with ideal life.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2013 ****

“What I particularly like about this performance is its musical honesty...Roth draws extremely fine playing from his orchestra” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - Awards Issue 2013

Hänssler Richard Strauss Tone Poems - HAEN93299

(CD)

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R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra & Tod und Verklärung

R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra & Tod und Verklärung


Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


“Endlessly imaginative, finely detailed and grippingly spontaneous (if not quite immaculate) readings that capture Sinopoli at white heat.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 *****

DG Virtuoso - 4785412

(CD)

$9.00

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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

(CD - 2 discs)

$15.00

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Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra & Tod und Verklärung

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra & Tod und Verklärung


Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


Presto CD

DG - 4235762

(Presto CD)

$17.75

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Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Tod und Verklärung

Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Tod und Verklärung


Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


Presto CD

DG - 4105182

(Presto CD)

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod, etc.

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Vier letzte Lieder

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


“a major Wagnerian” Financial Times

“It's a long time since we’ve had such a richly-gilded sound in this repertoire, darker colours in the lower register moving seamlessly to luminous tone above the stave… The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Runnicles sounds equally glorious, in warmly lit and irreproachably balanced sound that lends a striking realism to the individual colours of the woodwind solos...” BBC Music Magazine, October 2006 *****

Telarc - CD80661

(CD)

$17.75

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Richard Strauss - Symphonic Poems Volume 1

Richard Strauss - Symphonic Poems Volume 1


Strauss, R:

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Don Juan, Op. 20


Chandos Classics - CHAN10199X

(CD - 2 discs)

$16.25

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Strauss - Tone Poems

Strauss - Tone Poems


Strauss, R:

Metamorphosen

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


GGramophone Awards 1983

Best of Category - Orchestral

Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

Presto CD

DG Gramophone Awards Collection - 4748892

(Presto CD)

$13.50

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