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Strauss, Liszt, Korngold, Busoni, Schreker / Yamada, Suisse Romande Orchestra


Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 186518   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard StraussFranz LisztErich Wolfgang KorngoldFerruccio Busoni
Conductor:  Kazuki Yamada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The second CD in PENTATONE’s dance music series lets you savour the famously vibrant compositions from the German-speaking countries. Connected by the power of music inspired by fin de siècle, this CD glorifies the influential ballet/theatre/opera music from the interwar period.

These are vigorous performances of famous works and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is in top form. The music is familiar, yet there is always room for conductor Kazuki Yamada and the orchestra to approach it with verve, inviting listeners to remember what they enjoyed so much about it in the first place.
The second CD in PENTATONE’s dance music series lets you savour the famously vibrant compositions from the German-speaking countries. Connected by the power of music inspired by fin de siècle, this CD glorifies the influential ballet/theatre/opera music from the interwar period.

These are vigorous performances of famous works and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is in top form. The music is familiar, yet there is always room for conductor Kazuki Yamada and the orchestra to approach it with verve, inviting listeners to remember what they enjoyed so much about it in the first place.
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Works on This Recording

1. Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kazuki Yamada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
2. Episodes from Lenau's Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Kazuki Yamada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany 
3. Straussiana by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Kazuki Yamada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Hollywood, Californi 
4. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53/K 288 by Ferruccio Busoni
Conductor:  Kazuki Yamada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Berlin, Germany 
5. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Waltz sequence no 1, Acts 1-2 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kazuki Yamada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1944; Germany 

Sound Samples

Salome, Op. 54, TrV 215: Dance of the Seven Veils
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S110/R427, "Mephisto Waltz No. 1"
Straussiana
Tanzwalzer, Op. 53
Ein Tanzspiel: I. Sarabande
Ein Tanzspiel: II. Menuett
Ein Tanzspiel: III. Madrigal
Ein Tanzspiel: IV. Gavotte
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227: Waltz Sequence No. 1

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