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Bruno Walter Edition - Strauss, Barber, Dvorák


Release Date: 05/16/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64466   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard StraussSamuel BarberAntonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bruno Walter was getting on in years when he made this classic recording of Barber's First Symphony, but it's the kind of piece that played to Walter's strengths--Romantic but with strongly Classical leanings--and it makes a curiously apt coupling to the two Strauss tone poems. Like the composer's own performances, Walter's are swift and light, which works wonderfully well in Don Juan, a bit less so in Death and Transfiguration, which could use more sheer intensity at the climaxes. Throughout, the playing is lively and comfortably at home in the music. The Dvorák encore is nice to have, but hardly necessary, and it's sonically inferior to the otherwise perfectly fine mono engineering in evidence elsewhere. Now available "on Read more demand" from Arkivmusic.com, this is a disc of genuine historical significance for both Strauss and Barber collectors.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
2.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
3.
Symphony no 1, Op. 9 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
4.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 1 in C major, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 

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