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Richard Strauss: Late orchestral works - Metamorphosen; Concerto for Oboe & Small Orchestra / Stefan Schilli, oboe

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Metamorphosen for 23 solo Strings, AV 142
>Strauss, Richard : Concerto for Oboe in D major, AV 144
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Richard Strauss’ Metamorphoses for 23 solo strings, his last great orchestral work, was given its premiere on 25 January 1946 in Zurich, Switzerland under the direction of the work’s dedicatee, the eminent Swiss musician Paul Sacher (1906-99). Here, the conductor Eugen Jochum (1902-87) conducts the dynamic Bavarian Radio Symphony, the orchestra he helped found. The Concerto for Oboe in D, also one of the composer‘s late works, received its premiere a mere one month after Metamorphoses, also in Zurich. The performers here are once again the BRSO and their solo oboist Stefan Schilli.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Jochum's reading of the Metamorphoses is a good one, letting the music speak for itself. Strauss's personal emotions - and this music arose from his grief at the ruin of Munich. The monaural sound is fine and should be no drawback to enjoying the piece. Janssons leads the Oboe Concerto with warmth and perkiness. Oboist Stefan Schilli plays with a sweet tone and accurate rhythm. It's a competent release. And for a CD nowadays, 50 minutes is short rations.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Herkulessaal Munich (03/2006).



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Metamorphosen for 23 solo Strings, AV 142
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1945

>Strauss, Richard : Concerto for Oboe in D major, AV 144
  • Performer: Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Notes: Composition written: 1945.
  • Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945