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Richard Strauss : Alpine Symphony (Symphonie alpestre)

Saito Kinen Orchestra - Daniel Harding

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Because the Saito Kinen Orchestra annually performs at a summer festival held in the Japanese Alps near Matsumoto, the choice of Richard Strauss' immense Alpine Symphony for this 2012 recording seems quite appropriate for the occasion. Led by Daniel Harding, the ensemble of exceptional orchestral musicians from around the world takes on one of Strauss' most imposing scores, and the power, dynamic range, and physical stamina required to make this work succeed are well within the orchestra's abilities. Strauss' musical depiction of the Alps is a sprawling affair, more properly regarded as a tone poem rather than a symphony in the conventional sense, and the effect of the large orchestra of approximately 125 players must be overwhelming to convey the enormous mountains, the volatile weather, the different times of day, and other imagery. Harding controls the orchestra with a steady hand, and his interpretation is expansive without being exaggerated. The sound of the live performance is a little unbalanced, favoring the brass over the strings and woodwinds, and the live recording is just a little unfocused, leaving some details hard to distinguish in the mix. Even so, this recording has excitement and passion going for it, and the spirit of high adventure conveyed in the music is impressive.
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Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233 (Richard Strauss)

1
1. Nacht
Daniel Harding
00:03:11

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

2
2. Sonnenaufgang
Daniel Harding
00:01:24

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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3
3. Der Anstieg
Daniel Harding
00:02:20

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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4
4. Eintritt in den Wald
Daniel Harding
00:05:16

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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5
5. Wanderung neben dem Bache
Daniel Harding
00:00:49

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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6
6. Am Wasserfall - 7. Erscheinung
Daniel Harding
00:00:15

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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7
7. Erscheinung
Daniel Harding
00:00:49

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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8
8. Auf blumige Wiesen
Daniel Harding
00:00:52

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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9
9. Auf der Alm
Daniel Harding
00:02:19

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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10
10. Durch Dickicht und Gestrüpp auf Irrwegen
Daniel Harding
00:01:31

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

11
11. Auf dem Gletscher
Daniel Harding
00:01:15

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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12
12. Gefahrvolle Augenblicke
Daniel Harding
00:01:30

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

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13
13. Auf dem Gipfel
Daniel Harding
00:04:48

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

14
14. Vision
Daniel Harding
00:03:32

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

15
15. Nebel steigen auf
Daniel Harding
00:00:19

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

16
16. Die Sonne verdüstert sich allmählich
Daniel Harding
00:00:53

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

17
17. Elegie
Daniel Harding
00:02:13

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

18
18. Stille vor dem Sturm
Daniel Harding
00:02:46

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

19
19. Gewitter und Sturm, Abstieg
Daniel Harding
00:03:47

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

20
20. Sonnenuntergang
Daniel Harding
00:02:59

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

21
21. Ausklang
Daniel Harding
00:06:40

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

22
22. Nacht
Daniel Harding
00:02:19

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Strauss, Composer - Daniel Harding, Conductor, MainArtist - Jonathan Stokes, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ryu Kawashima, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer - Yujiro Saitoh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuke Naito, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Saito Kinen Festival

Album Description

Because the Saito Kinen Orchestra annually performs at a summer festival held in the Japanese Alps near Matsumoto, the choice of Richard Strauss' immense Alpine Symphony for this 2012 recording seems quite appropriate for the occasion. Led by Daniel Harding, the ensemble of exceptional orchestral musicians from around the world takes on one of Strauss' most imposing scores, and the power, dynamic range, and physical stamina required to make this work succeed are well within the orchestra's abilities. Strauss' musical depiction of the Alps is a sprawling affair, more properly regarded as a tone poem rather than a symphony in the conventional sense, and the effect of the large orchestra of approximately 125 players must be overwhelming to convey the enormous mountains, the volatile weather, the different times of day, and other imagery. Harding controls the orchestra with a steady hand, and his interpretation is expansive without being exaggerated. The sound of the live performance is a little unbalanced, favoring the brass over the strings and woodwinds, and the live recording is just a little unfocused, leaving some details hard to distinguish in the mix. Even so, this recording has excitement and passion going for it, and the spirit of high adventure conveyed in the music is impressive.
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