Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Dudamel, Berlin PO

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Strauss, Richard : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
>Strauss, Richard : Don Juan, Op. 20
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A truly breathtaking new recording from, quite simply, the most exciting and gifted young conductor of our times. A rite of passage and true legacy project: Dudamel's debut recording with the legendary Berlin Philharmonic. Recorded live at the Philharmonie in Berlin, whose acoustics were designed expressly for the brilliant, luxurious tonalities of this late-romantic music. Specially-commissioned conceptual album presentation, visuals and tools - all designed to appeal to a broad "discovery" audience. Epic, evocative and virtuosic, Richard Strauss's beloved tone poem, Also sprach Zarathustra, was inspired by Nietzsche's poem, and immortalized in Kubrick's science-fiction cinema classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel are concert-hall favorites: ebullient, optimistic and filled with Straussian melodic and harmonic invention. The first significant new release for Strauss anniversary year (2014). Gustavo Dudamel earned a "Best Orchestral Recording" Grammy® in 2012 for his recording of Brahms Symphony No. 4 with the LA Philharmonic and was named Musical America's "Musician of the Year" for 2013.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2013
He has long directed Also sprach Zarathustra from memory and turns in a performance which might not hang together with absolute inevitability but still feels deeply considered.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonie, Groáer Saal, Berlin.



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 33 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss, Richard : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
  • Performer: Guy Braunstein (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Running Time: 15 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1894-1895
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss, Richard : Don Juan, Op. 20
  • Performer: Guy Braunstein (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Running Time: 18 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888-1889
  • Studio/Live: Live