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Strauss: Macbeth, Don Juan, Tod und Verklarung & Festmarsch / karabits, Staatskapelle Weimar


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97755  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the release of Prokofiev’s “Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution”, Kirill Karabits dedicates his next Audite recording with the Weimar Staatskapelle to the “Weimar” Strauss. Weimar was not only the metropolis of the classical era that acquired world fame thanks to Goethe and Schiller. Weimar was also the domain of great musicians: Franz Liszt served as Kapellmeister in the city and invented the genre of the symphonic poem. Richard Strauss followed in his footsteps when he, as Kapellmeister from 1889 until 1894, presented his own first symphonic poems, “Macbeth” and “Don Juan”, at the helm of the Weimar court orchestra. Kirill Karabits, Generalmusikdirektor of the Deutsches Nationaltheater since 2016, now Read more presents, alongside today’s Weimar Staatskapelle, not only these two major works of his great predecessor, but also “Tod und Verklärung” (Death and Transfiguration), which Strauss had completed in Weimar. The contemporaneous Festmarsch in C major, TrV157 – Strauss’ anniversary gift to “Die Wilde Gung’l”, the Munich orchestra he had conducted in his youth – is a true rarity, rounding off this recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Macbeth, Op. 23 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1891; Germany 
2.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
3.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
4.
Festmarsch in C major, AV 87 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Germany 

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