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Edition Karl Böhm Vol VI - Strauss


Release Date: 11/11/2008 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95586   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Görlach
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1950 and 1951 Karl Böhm recorded two of Richard Strauss's tone poems with the RIAS Symphony Orchestra: Tod und Verklärung Op. 24 and Ein Heldenleben Op. 40. Böhm, the dedicatee of Strauss's opera Daphne, had been the composer's intimate friend ever since becoming head of the Dresden Opera, and throughout his career his readings of Strauss were considered definitive. These two recordings were made during Böhm's "migratory years", after his name had been removed from the blacklist and shortly after Strauss's death. In their energy and refulgent luminosity they bear witness to Böhm's close emotional bond with this repertoire. They also reflect the superb attainments that had quickly elevated the RIAS Orchestra to a front-rank modern Read more ensemble under the aegis of its principal conductor, Ferenc Fricsay. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Görlach (Violin)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1950-1951 
2.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1950-1951 

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