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DG Concerts - 2005/2006 - Strauss / Maazel, New York Philharmonic


Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4776435   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lorin Maazel usually is a very good Strauss conductor, and he's at his best in these live recordings. He launches Don Juan with considerable gusto, and only the quiet passage before the famous horn theme sounds as if it could move a bit more purposefully forward. The orchestra plays extremely well, as it does in Death and Transfiguration, an interpretation full of excitement and (at the end) exaltation, and without a trace of the affectation that sometimes mars Maazel's work. The truth is, he has such a fine podium technique that it sometimes seems he does things because he can, rather than because he should--but not here. This performance, and the smoldering, sultry, deliciously trashy Salomé's Dance, are the disc's highlights. The Read more Rosenkavalier Suite closes the program in ebullient fashion, though the music itself isn't quite so much fun as the other items on the program. The live sonics are good, a touch raw at the climaxes, but very acceptable. I do wish, though, that the applause had been edited out. Recommended.

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

1.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (03/03/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (03/05/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (03/08/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (09/21/2005) 
2.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Length: 24 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (09/29/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (09/30/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (10/01/2005) 
3.
Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (09/29/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (09/30/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (10/01/2005) 
4.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Suite by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (03/03/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (03/05/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (03/08/2005); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (09/21/2005) 

Sound Samples

Don Juan Opus 20
Death And Transfiguration Op.24 (Tod Und Verklarung)
Salome, Op.54 / Scene 4: Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils
Concert Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier": Con moto agitato
Concert Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier": Tempo di Valse, assai comodo da primo
Concert Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier": Sempre più lento - Moderato molto sostenuto
Concert Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier": Quick Waltz. Molto con moto

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