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Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Varese: Ameriques / Metzmacher, Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin


Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72644  
Composer:  Richard StraussEdgard Varčse
Conductor:  Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An exciting and unique coupling of two orchestral masterpieces by two composers at the beginning of the 20th century! Both works are recorded here in their unusual, original versions. Innovative programs and a passionate commitment to the music of the 20th century have been Ingo Metzmacher’s trademark since the beginning of his career. For more than 67 years the DSO Berlin has distinguished itself as one of Germany’s leading orchestras. The number of renowned music directors, the scope and variety of its work, and its particular emphasis on modern and contemporary music makes the ensemble unique. Founded as the RIAS Symphony Orchestra in 1946, it was renamed the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin in 1956 and has borne its current name since Read more 1993. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; Germany 
2.
Amériques by Edgard Varčse
Conductor:  Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1918-21; USA 

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