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Barbara Bonney - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (1999)

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Barbara Bonney - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (1999)

Barbara Bonney - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:50 | 231 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 460 812-2

Convinced that Renee Fleming, Susan Graham, and Barbara Bonney are the trio du jour for Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier", it was with great anticipation that I listened to this CD consisting of all Strauss songs. I am very impressed with the level of sophistication of this fantastic collaboration between Bonney and Martineau. Exquisite music making as a true partnership between piano and voice and with with sensitivity to the texts….refreshing. A fine addition to the growing discograghy that Fleming, Graham, and Bonney are gifting us!

Jessye Norman, Kurt Masur - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Orchestral Lieder (1992)

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Jessye Norman, Kurt Masur - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Orchestral Lieder (1992)

Jessye Norman, Kurt Masur - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Orchestral Lieder (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:00 | 217 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 411 052-2

Lovers of the Four Last Songs have come to take good recordings of the set for granted. Jessye Norman's early digital account with Kurt Masur and the Leipzigers is one of the best–powerful, sensuous, and very well recorded. Strauss may have conceived the songs with an ideal voice in mind, but he made a point of asking that Kirsten Flagstad give the first performance of the set. Since then, no comparably endowed soprano, in possession of both the tonal richness and the extraordinary amplitude that were Flagstad's, has recorded the Four Last Songs, save for Norman.

Vienna Art Orchestra - All That Strauss (2000) [Re-Up]

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Vienna Art Orchestra - All That Strauss (2000) [Re-Up]

Vienna Art Orchestra - All That Strauss (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 482 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Big Band, Creative Orchestra | Label: TCB | # 20052 | Time: 01:13:58

From Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin to Mahler and Bartok, European classical music has been a source of inspiration to numerous jazz musicians. The 19th Century compositions of the Strauss family are the subject of All That Strauss, which documents a New Year's 2000 concert by the Vienna Art Orchestra–one of Europe's most adventurous big bands. It is quite appropriate that this Strauss tribute concert was performed in Vienna and that the orchestra has Vienna in its name; for many classical greats have lived in Austria's largest city, including Johann and Eduard Strauss. While the Vienna Art Orchestra's love of the Strauss legacy is obvious, the band doesn't treat its compositions like museum pieces. Instead, time-honored compositions like "Donauwalzer," "Albion Polka," "Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien" and "Lagunen Walzer" are given serious jazz makeovers, and arranger Mathias Rüegg sees to it that the orchestra takes a lot of chances with the material.

Venezuelan Philharmonic Orchestra - Gregson: Tuba Concerto - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, TrV 190 (Live) (2020)

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Venezuelan Philharmonic Orchestra - Gregson: Tuba Concerto - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, TrV 190 (Live) (2020)

Venezuelan Philharmonic Orchestra - Gregson: Tuba Concerto - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, TrV 190 (Live) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 317 MB | Tracks: 4 | 68:00 min
Style: Classical | Label: Claudio Records

The decision to market these performances on CD in the year 2019 seems somewhat odd. While we are, of course, used to the re-release of classic performances of the past, neither this Heldenleben nor the accompanying Gregson tuba concerto merits that elevated status. Moreover, even the 21st century remastering that has been employed on this CD can presumably only achieve so much when applied to original recordings made more than thirty years ago and in the less than optimal circumstances of a live concert.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta - Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (1987)

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta - Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (1987)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta - Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:12 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 417 717-2

Mehta was a younger and more dynamic conductor when he led his Los Angeles orchestra in this very fine performance. His sense of balance and pacing seems just right, and he never distorts the structure of the piece. The orchestra sounds as good as any of the big names here, and the brass are phenomenal. The sound belies its 1976 provenance. Some famous conductors drive this music too hard.

Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

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Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 59:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 56870 5 | Recorded: 1999

Sarah Chang is certainly an exceptional player; her finely produced tone is characteristically sweet, yet she varies it most imaginatively — in the Concerto's slow movement, for instance, where she follows the changing shades of emotion in the most detailed way. The first movement may have been recorded with more strongly expressed feeling (by Boris Belkin), its finale with more mercurial displays of virtuosity (Xue-Wei), but overall Chang is the equal of any, with relaxed technical command and real feeling for the music. The accompaniment is well balanced and cleanly recorded, with distinguished solo contributions from woodwind and horns.

Ernst Theis - Johann Strauss: Der Carneval in Rom (2011)

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Ernst Theis - Johann Strauss: Der Carneval in Rom (2011)

Ernst Theis - Johann Strauss: Der Carneval in Rom (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:35:30 | 476 MB
Genre: Classical, Operetta | Label: CPO | Catalog: 7774052

Johann Strauss Junior’s second operetta, Der Carneval in Rom, premiered in 1873 only one year before Die Fledermaus, and while the music is enjoyable enough, with several nice tunes, there is little in the score to presage the gorilla blockbuster soon to come. For one thing, Strauss wrote the music in the more romantic style of light opera because the work was originally scheduled to be mounted at the Vienna court opera, a place of more serious mien than the Theater an der Wien, then the home of the comic-oriented Viennese operetta.

Christian Thielemann, Munchner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Munchner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Münchner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 211 min | 45,0 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3904 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 211 min | 11,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Renée Fleming performs in a wonderful version of Der Rosenkavalier with an all star cast. Sophie Koch, Diana Damrau, Franz Hawlata, Jonas Kaufmann perform in this Decca release with the Munchner Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann conducting. For this filming, Baden-Baden Festival Opera is re-staging the celebrated Herbert Wernicke production, already seen in Salzburg (1995) and Paris (1998) – a stylish pastiche of vast mirrors, Viennese Baroque decorations, Hollywood-esque staircases and early 20th century evening wear.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Anja Harteros - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder & Eine Alpensinfonie (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Anja Harteros - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder & Eine Alpensinfonie (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Anja Harteros - Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder & Eine Alpensinfonie (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19958 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 103 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4132 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 103 min | 5,53 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Many of Richard Strauss's compositions had their world premiere in Dresden and the composer dedicated An Alpine Symphony to the Dresden orchestra. It is apt, therefore, that this performance is given by the Staatskapelle Dresden under the direction of Christian Thielemann. The programme includes Four Last Songs, Wolfgang Rihm's Ernster Gesang and the German premiere of the last completed Strauss song: Mallows, in an orchestral version arranged specifically for Dresden by Wolfgang Rihm. The soprano in these performances, Anja Harteros, is enjoying a flourishing operatic career with recent performances at the MET, Covent Garden, La Scala, and Salzburg Festival.

Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)

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Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)

Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.14 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability. The DVD picture has great clarity, despite the darkness of Hans Schavernoch’s set design. Other than the cliché of a huge statue head, toppled on its side, the set manages to be suitably representative of a decaying palace as well as an imposing, theatrical space, dominated by the mammoth body of the statue from which the head apparently dropped, draped with the ropes that seem to have enabled the decapitation. Sooner or later most of the characters cling to and twist around those ropes, an apt stage metaphor for the remorseless repercussions from the murder of Agammenon by his unfaithful wife Klytämnestra and her paramour, Aegisthus. Reinhard Heinrich’s costumes capture a distant era while sustaining a creepily modern look — part Goth, part homeless, part Spa-wear.