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STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) Suite / Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten / Symphonic Fragment from Josephs Legende (Falletta)

Composer(s):Strauss, Richard
Artist(s) Falletta, JoAnn, Conductor • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572041
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


To give renewed life to two of his less well known scores, the fantasy opera Die Frau ohne Schatten and the biblical ballet Josephs-Legende, Richard Strauss created symphonic memoires which preserved both their storylines and musical highlights. Following the phenomenal success of his ‘comedy for music’ Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss prepared an orchestral suite based on the florid waltzes of his most famous opera. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under JoAnn Falletta has recorded several acclaimed discs for Naxos, including a double Grammy®-winning CD of John Corigliano’s Mr Tambourine Man (8.559331).


   




Review By Joshua Meggitt,Cyclic Defrost,October 2009

The latest disc in Naxos’s ongoing Strauss series features orchestral excerpts from the German composer’s later, tamer stage productions, but there’s still enough violent brass and crazed dance whorls to satisfy those keen on his edgier sounds.

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