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Edition Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Vol. 1 - R. Strauss, D'Albert, Humperdinck / Adolf Steiner, cello

Audio Samples

>Strauss, Richard : Festliches Präludium (Festive Prelude), for organ & orchestra, Op. 61 (TrV 229)
>Albert, Eugène d' : Concerto for Cello in C major, Op. 20
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Die Maurische Rhapsodie, for orchestra

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Festliches Präludium (Festive Prelude), for organ & orchestra, Op. 61 (TrV 229)
>Albert, Eugène d' : Concerto for Cello in C major, Op. 20
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Die Maurische Rhapsodie, for orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This first CD in a planned series of historical recordings by Gewandhausorchester Leipzig contains recordings from 1940, 1944, and 1945. The disc includes d'Albert's cello concerto and Humperdinck's Moorian Rhapsody, which is rarely heard today. It also contains the only known recording of the Walcker organ in the Second Gewandhaus, destroyed in an air raid in 1944.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
Though its interpretation is highly competent, the sound on the Strauss, recorded March 5th 1940, is of historical interest only. That technology simply couldn't handle Strauss's extravaganza, which demands 150 players. To enjoy this guilty pleasure, have a good wallow listening to Sawallisch on EMI. The D'Albert, recorded Nov. 6th, 1944, has better sound, and there's no other recording of the piece. It's a compact, appealing work, well played and conducted. Cellist Adolf Steiner interprets the music with grace and humor.



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Festliches Präludium (Festive Prelude), for organ & orchestra, Op. 61 (TrV 229)
  • Performer: Günther Ramin (Organ)
  • Conductor: Hermann Abendroth
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhausorchester
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Albert, Eugène d' : Concerto for Cello in C major, Op. 20
  • Performer: Adolf Steiner (Cello)
  • Conductor: Hermann Abendroth
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhausorchester
  • Running Time: 24 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Die Maurische Rhapsodie, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Hermann Abendroth
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhausorchester
  • Running Time: 40 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live