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Riccardo Chailly|Richard Strauss : Also sprach Zarathustra... (Live)

Richard Strauss : Also sprach Zarathustra... (Live)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly

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Leading the Lucerne Festival for two summers running, conductor Richardo Chailly has honoured composers that the musicians had never yet recorded: Igor Stravinsky in 2018, and Richard Strauss in 2019. The sumptuousness of the orchestration of the latter here affords a glittering clarity, just as much in the concertante parts as in the tutti. The writing conjures a Straussian atmosphere: a marvellously apt terrain for the Lucerne orchestra. In Zarathustra, the strings, in particular the double-basses, rumble away as under one bow, with gobsmacking precision in Von der großen Sehnsucht ("Of the Great Yearning") and Genesende ("the Convalescent"). Richard Strauss deploys a romantic counterpoint in his writing – in particular in Von den Hinterweltlern ("Of the Backworldsmen") – and the strings of Lucerne brilliantly bring his limitless lyricism to life. The following works, (Tod und Verklärung, Till Eulenspiegel and finally The Dance of the Seven Veils) bring to mind other epithets that we might apply to this perfect recording: epic majesty, burlesque humour, serpentine voluptuousness: all ingredients of Strauss's symphonic poems.
The sound quality does justice to the beauty of the orchestra, and the mix doesn't leave anyone out: every counterpoint is defined, every pizzicato twangs appropriately and we hear even the softest touch of the timbal. Demanding in their extremity (in both nuance and difficulty), these scores make a perfect fit for the Lucerne orchestra, a meeting of the greatest soloists of the international stage, brought together by the festival. The only drawback comes from precisely this concentration of quality. While we are gripped by Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils, we are perhaps more impressed than moved by a piece that has been stripped of some of its finest orchestral ornamentation. © Elsa Siffert/Qobuz

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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176 (Richard Strauss)

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1. Einleitung (Sonnenaufgang)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:01:50

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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2. Von den Hinterweltlern
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:03:43

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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3. Von der großen Sehnsucht
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:02:08

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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4. Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:02:11

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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5. Das Grablied
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:02:20

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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6. Von der Wissenschaft
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:04:18

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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7. Der Genesende
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:05:15

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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8. Das Tanzlied
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:07:37

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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9. Das Nachtwandlerlied
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:04:41

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Tod und Verklarung, Op. 24, TrV 158 (Richard Strauss)

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1. Largo
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:05:23

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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2. Allegro molto agitato
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:03:52

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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3. Meno mosso
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:08:04

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

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4. Moderato
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:08:08

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28, TrV 171 (Richard Strauss)

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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28, TrV 171
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:15:35

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Salome, Op. 54, TrV 215 (Richard Strauss)

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Dance of the Seven Veils
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
00:10:02

Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Album Description

Leading the Lucerne Festival for two summers running, conductor Richardo Chailly has honoured composers that the musicians had never yet recorded: Igor Stravinsky in 2018, and Richard Strauss in 2019. The sumptuousness of the orchestration of the latter here affords a glittering clarity, just as much in the concertante parts as in the tutti. The writing conjures a Straussian atmosphere: a marvellously apt terrain for the Lucerne orchestra. In Zarathustra, the strings, in particular the double-basses, rumble away as under one bow, with gobsmacking precision in Von der großen Sehnsucht ("Of the Great Yearning") and Genesende ("the Convalescent"). Richard Strauss deploys a romantic counterpoint in his writing – in particular in Von den Hinterweltlern ("Of the Backworldsmen") – and the strings of Lucerne brilliantly bring his limitless lyricism to life. The following works, (Tod und Verklärung, Till Eulenspiegel and finally The Dance of the Seven Veils) bring to mind other epithets that we might apply to this perfect recording: epic majesty, burlesque humour, serpentine voluptuousness: all ingredients of Strauss's symphonic poems.
The sound quality does justice to the beauty of the orchestra, and the mix doesn't leave anyone out: every counterpoint is defined, every pizzicato twangs appropriately and we hear even the softest touch of the timbal. Demanding in their extremity (in both nuance and difficulty), these scores make a perfect fit for the Lucerne orchestra, a meeting of the greatest soloists of the international stage, brought together by the festival. The only drawback comes from precisely this concentration of quality. While we are gripped by Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils, we are perhaps more impressed than moved by a piece that has been stripped of some of its finest orchestral ornamentation. © Elsa Siffert/Qobuz

Details of original recording : Recorded August 2017, Culture and Congress Centre in Lucerne (Switzerland)

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