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Strauss: Tone Poems, Vol. 5: Metamorphosen, Symphonia domestica / Roth, SWR Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19021   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



This is the fifth and final installment of the Strauss Complete Tone Poems Cycle performed by the Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg under their chief conductor Francois-Xavier Roth. The other volumes in this cycle have been positively reviewed all over the world. The orchestra and conductor are a perfect match for Richard Strauss’ lively and ecstatic music. Completed on New Year’s Eve, 1903, Strauss’ Symphonia domestica, like his ensuing final tone poem, Eine Alpensinfonie, are paradoxically termed ‘symphonies.’ Symphonic poems are usually based on an extra-musical programme, while the genre of the symphony embodies the concept of absolute music, intended as a
Read more counter-world to reality. Strauss disregarded this separation and designed the Symphonia domestica as a symphony, but with a programme, namely “a symphonic self-and family-portrait.” The composer depicts both himself, his wife, and his son in various musical tableaux. Revolving around the banalities of everyday life, the music has a twinkle in its eye. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; Germany 
2.
Metamorphosen for 23 solo Strings, AV 142 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1945; Germany 

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