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Richard Strauss - Rosenkavalier Suite and other works

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Catalogue numberBIS-2342 SACD
Release date2020-05-01
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time71:57

Generally acknowledged as one of the great masters of the late-Romantic symphony orchestra, Richard Strauss understood like few others how to use the rich palette of instrumental colours to portray larger-than-life passions and emotions. He did so in a series of pioneering symphonic poems – often choosing as his subject extraordinary characters such as Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel and Don Quixote. But before either of these, in his very first tone poem, he composed a portrayal of Macbeth, his ferociously ambitious wife and their downfall. It is with this rarely played work that Lan Shui and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra open their all-Strauss disc.

Also included is another early tone poem, Tod und Verklärung, which Strauss started composing very shortly after Macbeth, and which was actually premièred before that work. In his new work, Strauss didn’t make use of an existing character or story – instead he set out to depict the emotions of a man struggling against and finally giving in to death. These two works, which both end in death, frame a suite from one of the composer’s most light-hearted ventures – the opera Der Rosenkavalier, set in mid-eighteenth century courtly Vienna. Premièred in 1911, this sophisticated aristocratic comedy, proved a perennial favourite and towards the end of his life, Strauss gave his blessing to the Suite recorded here, which manages to include a fair selection of the opera’s best-loved moments.
 
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Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Strauss, Richard
  Macbeth
01 Macbeth, Op. 23 20:53 $ 5.01 USD
 
  Suite from the Opera Der Rosenkavalier 24:51
02 Con moto agitato 04:38 $ 1.11 USD
03 Un poco lento 05:11 $ 1.24 USD
04 Allegro molto - Tempo di Valse 06:45 $ 1.62 USD
05 Moderato molto sostenuto 05:48 $ 1.39 USD
06 Schneller Walzer. Molto con moto 02:29 $ 0.60 USD
 
  Tod und Verklärung
07 Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 26:09 $ 6.28 USD
 
  Album total 71:57
ComposerStrauss, Richard
ConductorLan Shui
OrchestraSingapore Symphony Orchestra

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