Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Ein Heldenleben / Tilson Thomas, LSO [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
>Strauss, Richard : Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Tilson Thomas is well known for his ability to make music accessible and appealing to wide audiences, and these two exciting performances with extensive rehearsal footage and educational insight from a master communicator make for a valuable 2-DVD set.

"Tilson Thomas’s manner is perfect – he’s engaging, knowledgeable, and never seems to be talking down to his audience...it’s a treat to see the LSO displaying such effortless corporate virtuosity. As you’d expect from Humphrey Burton, the direction and production are exemplary, combined with clear images and good sound" -The Arts Desk

"At his finest, in Till Eulenspiegel, Michael Tilson Thomas proves an ideal narrator...This is not merely an intellectual analysis but a gripping exposition of how a masterpiece can satisfyingly engage the listener using a constantly evolving texture of simple musical ideas....[Ein Heldenleben] is gloriously played by the LSO, with Alexander Barantschik's violin portrayal of Strauss's wife wonderfully sympathetic." -Gramophone

Ritmo
The technical quality is at the level of artistic quality.

Fanfare
MTT's knowledge of every single note is almost scary, but it is perhaps even more significant that he can apply such exquisite detail to seamless and nearly flawless performances of these works... they are uniformly excellent and surely rank with the finest available

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 87 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: French, German



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Strauss, Richard : Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897-1898