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Richard Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica; Parergon Zur Symphonie Domestica; Eine Alpensinfonie; Macbeth

Strauss / Graffman / Los Angeles Sym Orch / Mehta
Release Date: 10/13/2008 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4800408   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gary Graffman
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaAndré PrevinAntal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1968 
Venue:  Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 45 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2. Parergon zur Symphonia domestica, Op. 73 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1925 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austri 
Length: 21 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3. Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911-1915; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1975 
Venue:  Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 
Length: 33 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4. Macbeth, Op. 23 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1891; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1982 
Venue:  The United Artists' Auditorium, Detroit, 
Length: 19 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Classic Alpine Symphony and More July 22, 2012 By G. Dollinger (Bellflower, CA) See All My Reviews "This excellent two CD compilation of Strauss works is worth the price for Zubin Mehta's Alpine Symphony alone. I remember the first time I heard it when it was released on LP back in the late 70's. If I hadn't known it was the Los Angeles Philharmonic I would have assumed I was listening to the Chicago Symphony. That is how good the L.A. Phil. had become under Mehta by the time this recording was made. It remains not only one of their best but also one of the classic recordings of the Alpine Symphony. The Sinfonia Domestica, performed by the same forces, is almost as fine.

Antal Dorati and the Detroit Symphony make a compelling case for the early tone poem Macbeth, and Gary Graffman, Andre Previn and the Vienna Philharmonic perform the Parergon ("compliment") Zur Symphonie Domestica with great panache.

These are really splendid performances!

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