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R. Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Four Last Songs & Tod und Verklärung
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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R. Strauss: Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration & Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
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 *****
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Strauss - Tone Poems
This is the first release in a new collaboration between PentaTone and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. These great Strauss Tone Poems need no further recommendation than to say they are superbly played. Highly recommended in stunning surround sound.
(also available to download from $10.50)
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“Ms. Brewer is the most complete Isolde I have heard in many years. The sound and the reserves of power are there, but so are the musical poise, the delicacy when required and the explosive passion free of any coarseness or overstatement.” New York Times
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