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R. Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie & Tod und Verklärung (Live)


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At the age of just fifteen, the budding composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) lost his way during a summer hike on the Heimgarten in the Bavarian Alps, and ended up in a thunderstorm. The next day, he fantasized about the experience on the piano. - Twenty years later, that memory had matured into a concept describing a one-day hike in the form of a symphonic poem, and in 1915 – a further fifteen years later – Strauss finally completed his masterpiece. The hike begins in the darkness before dawn, and after sunrise the ascent goes through a forest, past a stream and a waterfall, through meadows and pastures, and up to a glacier. The hiker then loses his way, and after several risky moments arrives at the summit, where he also experiences a vision. The weather then suddenly worsens, and the descent is accompanied by heavy rain and fierce thunderstorms. The eventful day - summarized in just sixty minutes of music - ends with a sunset, and darkness returns. "An Alpine Symphony" is probably Strauss' most famous symphonic poem. Its content is easily understandable, and the work became especially well-known for its gigantic orchestra. The music is far from heavy-handed, however, with many of the passages orchestrated like chamber music. Like a kind of greeting from the Bavarian Alps, as it were, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and its chief conductor Mariss Jansons have placed this masterpiece, and the music of Richard Strauss in general, on the programme of their forthcoming tour of Asia in late 2016. The live recording of “Alpine Symphony” concerts planned for October 2016 in Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig is enhanced on this latest release from BR-KLASSIK by the addition of Strauss’ symphonic poem "Death and Transfiguration", first performed in 1890; the recording here is of concerts performed in Munich in February 2014. – We thus have two very recent interpretations of two of this great German composer’s most important tone poems on one release.
Facts
Item number 900148
Barcode 4035719001488
Release date 1/6/2017
Category Orchestral
Label BR KLASSIK
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Conductor Jansons, Mariss
Orchestra Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Disc: 1
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 23300:44:00
1 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 1, Nacht 00:02:52 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 2, Sonnen 00:01:25 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
3 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 3, Der An 00:02:27 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
4 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 4, Eintri 00:05:06 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
5 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 5, Wander 00:00:47 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
6 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 6, Am Was 00:00:16 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
7 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 7, Ersche 00:00:53 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
8 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 8, Auf bl 00:01:01 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
9 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 9, Auf de 00:02:22 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
10 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 10, Durch 00:01:42 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
11 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 11, Auf d 00:01:15 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
12 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 12, Gefah 00:01:34 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
13 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 13, Auf d 00:04:56 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
14 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 14, Visio 00:03:36 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
15 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 15, Nebel 00:00:20 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
16 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 16, Die S 00:00:52 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
17 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 17, Elegi 00:01:48 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
18 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 18, Still 00:02:54 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
19 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 19, Gewit 00:04:22 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
20 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 20, Sonne 00:02:23 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
21 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 21, Auskl 00:06:06 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
22 Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64, TrV 233: No. 22, Nacht 00:02:02 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24, TrV 15800:24:00
23 Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24, TrV 158 (Live) 00:24:10 Jansons, Mariss Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
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