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STRAUSS, R.: Heldenleben (Ein) / Capriccio: Sextet (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Composer(s):Strauss, Richard
Artist(s) Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.571218
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Autobiographical in content, Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben is one of a series of tone-poems, including Also sprach Zarathustra (Naxos 8.571215), in which he explored the utmost limits of extra-musical content in this form. The hero passes through love and adversity, confrontation, triumph in battle and fulfilment in a single, powerfully descriptive symphonic span. Gerard Schwarz’s Ein Heldenleben has been acclaimed as “exciting and inspired” (Gramophone). The opera Capriccio is a romantic struggle to choose between words and music which opens with a gloriously bitter-sweet string sextet.


   



 

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