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Richard Strauss: Symphonica Domestica; Die Tageszeiten / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Janowski

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Sinfonia Domestica, for orchestra, Op. 53 (TrV 209)
>Strauss, Richard : Die Tageszeiten, for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 76 (TrV 256)
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Richard Strauss's original working title his Symphonia Domestica was "My home: A symphonic portrait of my family and myself" and was intended as a homely sequel to his Ein Heldenleben. Instead of the hero's struggle for supremacy, Symphonia presents a portrait of a family, with the husband, wife and child each characterized by themes. Strauss's Die Tageszeiten (1928) for male choir and orchestra set poems by Eichendorff to music in four romantic scenes: Der Morgen ('morning'), Mittagsruh ('afternoon rest'), Der Abend ('evening') and Die Nacht ('night'). Marek Janowski leads the BRSO.

The Telegraph, 28th June 2015
The Symphonia Domestica is, in a sense, a sequel to Ein Heldenleben, the joys and sorrows of which it shares and which this performance brilliantly transmits with sharp characterisation of the thematic material, dramatic momentum and a luminous orchestral sound. There is luminosity, too, in the singing and playing of Die Tageszeiten.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2015
The moments of hustle and bustle are wonderfully easy-going, while the Berlin RSO's corporate virtuosity is often breathtaking - I can't remember when I last heard the finale's final couple of minutes, from the outrageous whooping horns to the finish line, rattled through with such apparently nonchalant ease.


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>Strauss, Richard : Sinfonia Domestica, for orchestra, Op. 53 (TrV 209)
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Rundfunk-Sinfonie Orchester Berlin
  • Running Time: 44 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1902-1903

>Strauss, Richard : Die Tageszeiten, for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 76 (TrV 256)
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Running Time: 22 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928