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Richard Strauss: Tone Poems 2 - Till Eulenspiegels, Don Quixote, Macbeth / Roth

Audio Samples

  1. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Introduction. Mäßiges Zeitmaß - $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Theme. Mäßig - $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Maggiore. Sancho Panza - $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 1, Gemächlich. Das Abenteur mit den Windmühlen - $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 2, Kriegerisch. Der Kampf gegen die Hammelherde - $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 3, Mäßiges Zeitmaß. Gespräch zwischen Ritter und Knappe - $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 4, Etwas breiter. Das Abenteur mit der Prozession von Büßern - $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 5, Sehr langsam. Don Quixotes Wacht in der Sommernacht - $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 6, Schnell. Die verzauberte Dulzinea - $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 7, Ein wenig ruhiger als vorher. Der Ritt durch die Luft - $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 8, Gemächlich. Die unglückliche Fahrt auf dem verzauberten Nachen - $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 9, Schnell und stürmisch. Der Kampf gegen die vermeintlichen Zauberer, der Angriff auf die Mönche - $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Variation 10, Viel breiter. Zweikampf mit dem Ritter vom blanken Monde - $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Richard Strauss — Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Finale. Don Quixotes Tod $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Richard Strauss — Macbeth, Op. 23, TrV 163

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
>Strauss, Richard : Don Quixote, Op. 35
>Strauss, Richard : Macbeth (symphonic poem), Op. 23
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is the second installment in the recording of Richard Strauss' symphonic poems with Francois-Xavier Roth and the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg. His 'transparent orchestral balance' has been praised by BBC Music Magazine.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2014
I have rarely heard [Till Eulenspiegel] played better. ..The opening is immediately seductive...yet Roth also catches the humour of the rogue's final forced departure...Roth directs all three performances with flair and understanding. They are superbly detailed and realistically recorded.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Attacks are clean and crisp, with no loss of emotional effect. Macbeth is especially powerful, its drama ever to the front. This has always struck me as the first work where we hear Strauss the great composer. Gerald Abraham called it "a fine, hard score" and Roth emphasizes both attributes. The performance packs a real wallop. His Till is tightly organized. What most fascinated me on the Roth album was his treatment of the sonorities in Don Quixote. Schoenberg's tone poem Pelleas and Melisande owes a great deal to Strauss's poem. The playing of the soloists is excellent. I particularly liked Guthmann's clear, yet expressive portrayal of the title role. This one goes to the top of recent recordings.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthaus Freiburg (12/20/2012-12/21/2012); Rosengarten Mannheim (12/20/2012-12/21/2012); Konzerthaus Freiburg (2012-06-23_2012-06-29&2012-); Rosengarten Mannheim (2012-06-23_2012-06-29&2012-).



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Ensemble: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
  • Notes: Konzerthaus Freiburg (06/23/2012-06/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1894-1895

>Strauss, Richard : Don Quixote, Op. 35
  • Performers: Frank-Michael Guthmann (Cello); Johannes Luthy (Viola)
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Notes: Konzerthaus Freiburg (12/20/2012-12/21/2012); Rosengarten Mannheim (12/20/2012-12/21/2012)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss, Richard : Macbeth (symphonic poem), Op. 23
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Notes: Konzerthaus Freiburg (03/14/2013-03/19/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886-1891