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Renee Fleming in Concert


Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: OA 1258BD  
Composer:  Richard StraussHugo WolfAnton Bruckner
Performer:  Renée Fleming
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraStaatskapelle Dresden
Number of Discs: 2 
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Two unforgettable evenings showcase the artistry of Renée Fleming alongside Christian Thielemann’s mastery of the Austro-German Romantic idiom, as the Salzburg Festival honours one of its founding fathers, Richard Strauss, and the Staatskapelle Dresden draws on the deep well of its living Bruckner tradition. The mixed vocal and symphonic programmes feature five lieder by the prolific Austrian songsmith Hugo Wolf in addition to four of Strauss’s finest and an opera scene featuring Fleming in one of her career-defining roles, Arabella. At Dresden’s Semperoper, the Staatskapelle’s then newly appointed music director leads them in
Read more Bruckner’s lyric Seventh in which the composer mourns the death of Wagner, whereas in Salzburg, Thielemann helms the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the spectacular mountain journey of Strauss’s titanic Alpine Symphony. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound. "Thielemann, whose reading is satisfyingly spacious, reveals the work's structural mastery in intermingling and transforming its many themes. The excellent video director Michael Beyer expertly lays out the orchestra in front of us, following the music sensibly so that we can relish Strauss's detailed scoring...[Fleming] sings gloriously and the result is ravishing " (Gramophone)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lieder (5), Op. 39: no 4, Befreit by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
2.
Lieder (5), Op. 48: no 5, Winterliebe by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
3.
Lieder (3), Op. 29: no 1, Traum durch die Dämmerung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1895 
4.
Gesänge (4), Op. 33: no 2, Gesang der Apollopriesterin by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1896 
5.
Arabella, Op. 79: Mein Elemer...Nach dem Matteo by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
6.
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911-1915; Germany 
7.
Mörike Lieder: no 12, Verborgenheit by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Mörike Lieder: no 6, Er ist's by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Mörike Lieder: no 16, Elfenlied by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Goethe Lieder: no 29, Anakreons Grab by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Goethe Lieder: no 9, Mignon "Kennst du das Land" by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
12.
Lieder (5), Op. 39: no 4, Befreit by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
13.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 

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