Strauss, R: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration) - download (MP3 & FLAC)

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R. Strauss: Tone Poems

R. Strauss: Tone Poems


Strauss, R:

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Josef Staar (viola) & Emanuel Brabec (cello)

Don Juan, Op. 20

Macbeth, Op. 23

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

First International Release on CD

Suite for orchestra from Der Bürger als Edelmann (The Bourgeois Gentleman) Op. 60

Friedrich Gulda (piano), Willi Boskovsky (violin) & Emanuel Brabec (cello)

Waltz Sequence No. 1 (from Der Rosenkavalier)


This 2CD set brings together for the first time all of Lorin Maazel’s Decca recordings of Strauss tone poems with the Vienna Philharmonic (he recorded Tod und Verklärung twice, the second time with the New Philharmonia Orchestra). All the recordings were made in Vienna’s Sofiensaal, and star VPO principals were soloists in Don Quixote and Der Bürger als Edleman. To these 1960s recordings is added the 1983 recording of Macbeth that Maazel made for Deutsche Grammophon, thereby offering a trio of literary-inspired works: Don Quixote (Cervantes), Don Juan (Lenau) and Macbeth (Shakespeare). The release forms part of the continuing exploration of Maazel’s Decca discography.

“[Maazel secures from the] splendid symphony orchestra a considerable quantity of splendid sound” Gramophone Magazine (Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung)

“served up with great gusto … with the utmost in Viennese affetuoso rubato … The orchestral playing has a superb gloss and is full of subtle shadings, and the dynamic range is very wide indeed” Gramophone Magazine (Rosenkavalier Waltzes)

“Lorin Maazel gives a finely-paced account of Macbeth and draws sumptuous playing from the VPO … it goes without saying that the playing of the VPO is altogether glorious” Gramophone Magazine

“Impressive accounts ranging from elegant precision in Don Quixote (cellist Emmanuel Brabec a superb soloist) to an over-the-top but thrilling Death and Transfiguration.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2015 ****

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4808948

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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

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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

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Strauss, R: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, etc.

Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


Building a Library

First Choice - February 2000

DG - E4390392

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The Great Conductors, Vol. 2: Richard Strauss (Japanische Festmusik and Symphonic Poems)

The Great Conductors, Vol. 2: Richard Strauss (Japanische Festmusik and Symphonic Poems)


Strauss, R:

Japanische Festmusik

Orchester der Bayrischen Staatsoper München

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Wiener Philharmoniker

Don Juan, Op. 20

Wiener Philharmoniker

Schlagobers, Op. 70: Waltz

Berliner Rundfunk Symphonieorchester

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Wiener Philharmoniker


JUBE - JUBE1308

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30 Meisterwerke von Richard Strauss

30 Meisterwerke von Richard Strauss


Strauss, R:

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Don Juan, Op. 20

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Vier letzte Lieder

Cheryl Studer (soprano)

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2

Hermann Prey (baritone), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Hermann Prey (baritone), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)

Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, AV132

Ronald Janezic (horn)

Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

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


DG - 4793540

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Richard Strauss: Anniversary Edition, Vol. 3

Richard Strauss: Anniversary Edition, Vol. 3


Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


Documents - Richard Strauss Anniversary Edition - 299730

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R Strauss: Ein Heldenleben & Tod und Verklärung

R Strauss: Ein Heldenleben & Tod und Verklärung


Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


Decca Eloquence - 4674612

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Carl Schuricht Conducts Richard Strauss

Carl Schuricht Conducts Richard Strauss


Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


Archiphon - ARC-WU169

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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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