Strauss: Ein Heldenleben & Don Juan

LPO – 0079

Made in Germany

© 2014 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2014 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd (Track 1) / BBC (Tracks 2–7)

Don Juan recorded live by the LPO at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 3 December 1992. Ein Heldenleben recorded live by the BBC at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 29 August 1986.

Remastering engineer: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions

Publishers: Edition Peters (Don Juan); F.E.C. Leuckart (Ein Heldenleben)

Total playing time 65:23

The London Philharmonic Orchestra wishes to thank Laurie Watt for facilitating the release of this recording.

Released September 2014

CD: Strauss: Ein Heldenleben & Don Juan

Bernard Haitink conducts Strauss

Strauss Don Juan
Strauss Ein Heldenleben

Bernard Haitink conductor

Richard Strauss was only 25 years old when his tone-poem Don Juan was premiered in 1889, and it was this vivid depiction of a young man’s ardour and relentless pursuit that launched the composer’s reputation as master of the genre. Composed ten years later, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) recounts another life of conquest and passion, this time based on that of the composer himself. Both works exhibit the glorious orchestral colours and exhilarating energy that were to become the composer’s most admired hallmarks.
This recording is dedicated to the memory of Nicholas Busch, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Horn from 1973–2006.

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