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Johann Strauss / Manfred Honeck, Wiener Symphoniker


Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  Solo Musica   Catalog #: 5   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Josef StraussEduard Strauss
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The fifth release of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra follows two historic gems (Celibidache, Giulini) and a couple of Mahlers with Fabio Luisi. This newest recording is positively delightful: Manfred Honeck performs an ostensibly light program of Strauss polkas and waltzes (mostly Johann, but also four by his brothers Eduard and Josef). The result is slightly more wistful and sometimes more rustic than one might expect, and bird-whistles (as per the score) are liberally included. Honeck, forced to learn the dreadfully uncool zither when he was a teen, has a knack for Straussian rhythms that recalls Carlos Kleiber.

– Jens F. Laurson, Listen Magazine
The fifth release of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra follows two historic gems (Celibidache, Giulini) and a couple of Mahlers with Fabio Luisi. This newest recording is positively delightful: Manfred Honeck performs an ostensibly light program of Strauss polkas and waltzes (mostly Johann, but also four by his brothers Eduard and Josef). The result is slightly more wistful and sometimes more rustic than one might expect, and bird-whistles (as per the score) are liberally included. Honeck, forced to learn the dreadfully uncool zither when he was a teen, has a knack for Straussian rhythms that recalls Carlos Kleiber.

– Jens F. Laurson, Listen Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Zigeunerbaron: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Die Libelle, Op. 204 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Furioso-Polka, Op. 260 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Die Biene, Op. 54 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Op. 164 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
Im Krapfenwaldl, Op. 336 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7.
Cagliostro in Wien: Auf der Jagd Polka, Op. 373 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
Das Spitzentuch der Königin: Rosen aus dem Süden Waltzes, Op. 388 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9.
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Feuerfest, Op. 269 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
12.
Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Der Zigeunerbaron: Overture
Die Libelle, Polka mazur, Op. 204
Furioso-Polka, Op. 260
Die Biene, Op. 54
Dorfschwalben aus Oesterreich, Op. 164: Dorfschwalben aus Osterreich, Op. 164
Im Krapfenwaldl, Op. 336
Auf der Jagd, Op. 373
Rosen aus dem Suden, Op. 388
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214: Tritsch-Tratsch, Op. 214
Feuerfest! Polka francaise, Op. 269
Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), Polka, Op. 324

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