Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie and other works


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2 Audio CDs

© 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.

℗ 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 26 September 2012 (Die Frau ohne Schatten), 19 January 2013 (Dance of the Seven Veils) and 30 April 2016 (Eine Alpensinfonie).

Producers: Andrew Walton K&A Productions (Eine Alpensinfonie and Die Frau ohne Schatten); Nicholas Parker, Floating Earth (Dance of the Seven Veils).

Engineers: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions (Eine Alpensinfonie); Mike Hatch, Floating Earth (Dance of the Seven Veils); Andrew Lang, K&A Productions (Die Frau ohne Schatten).

Publishers: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd (Die Frau ohne Schatten, Dance of the Seven Veils); F.E.C Leuchart (Eine Alpensinfonie).

Total playing time: 101:33

Released: June 2018

CD: Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie and other works

Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony)
Dance of the Seven Veils (from Salome)
Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow) Orchestral excerpts

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

The works on these discs show Richard Strauss at his most psychological and incisive. We move from the central struggle between man and nature in Eine Alpensinfonie, through Salome’s infamous and increasingly frenzied dance, to Die Frau ohne Schatten’s portrayal of the titular Empress’s search for a shadow, and with it, her place in the human world.

Recorded live with Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, these performances were praised at the time for their impact and warmth and for the rapport between conductor and Orchestra.

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