Richard Strauss's "Josephs Legende" may be the most neglected of his major works, and that's truly a shame, since it is replete with elegant melodies and harmonies from the opening notes to a glowing, truly magnificient, conclusion. Among these include several riveting dances devoted to Joseph and his affair with Potiphar's wife which form the latter half of the ballet. Regrettably, one of the reasons why this major ballet score has remained obscure is due to its relatively dark subject matter, namely that of the Biblical prophet Joseph and the events leading to his rescue by an angel, that involve not only adultery, but also madness and suicide. The late Giuseppe Sinopoli's interpretation with the Staatskapelle Dresden is absolutely riveting, and one that should have caught fire with critics and fans alike. This was among the last, if not the last, in a series of recordings which Sinopoli and his orchestra made for Deutsche Grammophon of Richard Strauss's scores. I personally think that it's as fine as the others, made more remarkable by the fact that this was a live concert recording, and yet, the sound quality is absolutely as exquisite as any from a Deutsche Grammophon studio recording made in the late 1990s. Hopefully one day this recording will be regarded as a classic of this little known work. If you are a great admirer of the Dresden Staatskapelle, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Richard Strauss, then I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.