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Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck, Nelson Goerner - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021

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Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck, Nelson Goerner - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck & Nelson Goerner - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:16
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Franck continue their collaboration with Alpha and here invite one of the label’s flagship pianists, Nelson Goerner. The programme is devoted to Richard Strauss, coupling several of the German composer’s early works. The Burleske for piano and orchestra, written at the age of twenty, is brimming with lyricism and Romantic ardour; its tone colours herald Strauss’s operas, while the orchestration anticipates his symphonic poems. The piano part is exceptionally virtuosic: Hans von Bülow, for whom Strauss wrote it, called it unplayable! The Serenade for thirteen wind instruments harks back to Mozart’s Gran Partita K361 for similar forces. This brief work in a single movement begins in a nocturnal colouring, as befits a serenade, before growing more animated and finally returning to the contemplative atmosphere of the opening. The symphonic poem for large orchestra Tod und Verklärung depicts the last hour of an artist’s life: the listener is gripped from the very first bars, which evoke the breathing and heartbeats of a dying man. Strauss allows us to experience his final moments and the transfiguration of his soul in one of the most glorious moments in the symphonic repertoire.

Nelson Goerner - Brahms: Sonata Op.5; Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2019)

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Nelson Goerner - Brahms: Sonata Op.5; Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2019)

Nelson Goerner - Brahms: Sonata Op.5; Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 183 Mb | Total time: 57:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 557 | Recorded: 2019

After the Second Piano Concerto (Alpha 395), Nelson Goerner presents here his first solo Brahms recital with the Sonata op.5, a youthful composition that is ‘impetuous, full of ardour and vitality’, says Goerner, ‘but which requires an interpreter who has reached maturity in his or her development to express all that it contains’.