R Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel | Alpha ALPHA413

R Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA413

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 24th April 2020

Contents

Artists

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

Conductor

Krzysztof Urbanski

Works

Strauss, Richard

Also sprach Zarathustra, op.30
Don Juan, op.20
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28

Artists

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

Conductor

Krzysztof Urbanski

About

Is the imitation of rolling thunder, howling winds and bleating sheep a form of musical composition worthy of the name? Can we take seriously a composer who boasts of being able to ‘set a restaurant menu to music, if need be’? These were the kinds of questions that Richard Strauss, one of the most virtuosic composers of the so-called ‘programme music’, had to ask himself. His answer: ‘I am a musician from head to toe; for me, all “programmes” are merely incentives to invent new forms, nothing else.’ The NDR Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Urbański, has chosen to devote its sixth Alpha Classics recording to three of Richard Strauss’s most famous symphonic poems: Also sprach Zarathustra, op.30, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28, and Don Juan, op.20.

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