Notes & Reviews:
This appears to be the most complete recorded version of Richard Strauss' ballet "Josephs Legende" yet to appear on CD. The ballet was completed in 1914, and premiered in that year, only weeks before the beginning of World War I. It is composed for a huge orchestra, even by Strauss standards, including a contrabass clarinet. It is a wonder the ballet is not more popular: it is a sumptuous score, containing many beautiful melodies. This comes highly recommended!
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Works DetailsStrauss, Richard : Josephslegende, Op. 63
- Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
- Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
- Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Ballet
- Written: 1912-1914