This page lists all recordings of Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration), by Richard Strauss (1864-1949) on DVD video. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
‘He seemed to have the knack of delving deep into the psychology of individual members of the orchestra, and of extracting from them playing of an almost transcendental nature.’ Misha Donat
1969 Turin recording.
PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 77 Mins
SOUND: LPCM MONO
“Celibidache makes the most of Prokofiev's balletic moments, and has a keen sense of pacing and balance in Strauss. The sound could be more opulent, both from the orchestra, and as recorded.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2007 ***
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Neeme Järvi conducts Mahler & R. Strauss
For his inaugural concert as Music Director of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande , Neeme Järvi chose to perform two compositions that approach the same subject, life’s end, in ways that demonstrate the brilliance and differences of their creators. Are they really about death, or life? In both these works – one a tone poem intended to tell a story through music, the other a symphony with sung texts - there is a reflection on what life has been, its rewards and shortcomings, that culminates in a cathartic moment of revelation. The two singers, Thomas Hampson and Paul Groves add charismatic and poignant erformances of the highest order.
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The Incomparable Celibidache Boxset
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E Flat K.453 / Schubert Symphony No.2
These recordings pair the first of Mozart’s last three symphonies, described as ‘among musical history’s most miraculous feats of concentrated inspiration’, with Schubert’s Second Symphony.
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique H.48
Celibadache in this recording takes on Berlioz’s passionate autobiographical monument to obsessive and unrequited love.
Bruckner: Symphony No.9 In D
Celibidache’s own connection with Bruckner’s last great symphony is powerfully evident in this performance.
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 In B Flat Op.100 / Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Prokofiev’s most important wartime composition, conceived as a symphony of the grandeur of the human spirit, is paired with Strauss’s poetic depiction of death and transfiguration.
The conductor Sergiu Celibidache was a legend in his own lifetime, mesmerising orchestras with his intensity and brilliance, both in rehearsals and in performances --- which were always conducted from memory.
The Incomparable Celibidache box-set celebrates the historic release on DVD of rare footage of performances with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI between 1969-70.
Filmed in black and white in 4:3 aspect ratio
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