R Strauss - Concertante Works | Chandos CHAN20034

R Strauss - Concertante Works

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHAN20034

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd May 2019

Contents

Artists

Tasmin Little (violin)
Michael McHale (piano)
Julie Price (bassoon)
Michael Collins (clarinet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Michael Collins

Works

Strauss, Richard

Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra
Duett-Concertino, TrV293
Romance in E flat major for clarinet and orchestra, AV61
Violin Concerto in D minor, op.8

Artists

Tasmin Little (violin)
Michael McHale (piano)
Julie Price (bassoon)
Michael Collins (clarinet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Michael Collins

About

Written when Strauss was only fifteen, the Romanze is his first attempt at writing for a soloist and orchestra. The influence of Mozart’s piano concertos, which Strauss was studying at the time, is apparent, not least in the writing for solo clarinet and the orchestral bassoon – instruments favoured by Mozart, and revisited by Strauss in his final instrumental work, the Duett-Concertino from 1947. Like others of his late compositions, this work seems to reject the full-blown expressionism for which we know Strauss best, and reflects a more neoclassical style and sound world.

Another early work, the Violin Concerto, was first performed in 1882, and demonstrates Strauss’s growing technical skill and developing compositional voice. Despite continued performances in both Germany and England, Strauss ultimately came to distance himself from a piece which he presumably regarded as unrepresentative of his mature style.

Many commentators on the works of Strauss have felt that the Burleske was a significant turning point in his development, seemingly pointing the way ahead to the technical dexterity and emotional palette of his later tone poems. Originally written for Strauss’s mentor in Dresden, Hans von Bülow, the work was premiered by Eugen d’Albert in 1890, following von Bülow’s rejection of the work as too difficult to learn.

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