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R. Strauss: Music For Wind Instruments Vol 2 / Villa Musica


Release Date: 01/25/2005 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold Catalog #: 3041173   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Villa Musica Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It is to our loss that many of Strauss’s early works are not all that frequently performed in concert or recorded, for most of them that I have heard and come to know are truly beautiful gems, and that includes the pieces on this CD...The enclosed booklet note to the present CD makes a close connection between the inspiration for this suite and Strauss’s hearing of Brahms’s Third Symphony in Berlin. Strauss wrote a long letter home to his parents, describing in detail the beauties of Brahms’s score, not a few of which are mirrored in Strauss’s suite. The performance here is excellent...The Ensemble Villa Musica are outstanding—wind-playing at its finest—and beautifully captured by MDG’s warm, rich recording."
- Jerry Dubins, FANFARE
"It is to our loss that many of Strauss’s early works are not all that frequently performed in concert or recorded, for most of them that I have heard and come to know are truly beautiful gems, and that includes the pieces on this CD...The enclosed booklet note to the present CD makes a close connection between the inspiration for this suite and Strauss’s hearing of Brahms’s Third Symphony in Berlin. Strauss wrote a long letter home to his parents, describing in detail the beauties of Brahms’s score, not a few of which are mirrored in Strauss’s suite. The performance here is excellent...The Ensemble Villa Musica are outstanding—wind-playing at its finest—and beautifully captured by MDG’s warm, rich recording."
- Jerry Dubins, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serenade for Winds in E flat major, Op. 7 by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Villa Musica Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Germany 
Venue:  Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany (04/08/2002 - 04/09/2002) 
2. Suite for 13 Winds in B flat major, Op. 4 by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Villa Musica Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Germany 
Venue:  Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany (04/08/2002 - 04/09/2002) 
3. Sonatina no 1 in F major, AV 135 "Werkstatt eines Invaliden" by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Villa Musica Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1943; Germany 
Venue:  Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany 
Length: 33 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany (12/11/2000 - 12/12/2000) 

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