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  • Conductor: Various
  • Composer: Various
  • Audio CD (19 Dec. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 36
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Brilliant Classics
  • ASIN: B006546EPA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,700 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A superb collection of some of the greatest performances of Richard Strauss' orchestral, operatic, chamber and vocal works, brought together in a stunning 35-CD edition of fantastic value. The collection begins with a survey of Strauss' orchestral music, including the supremely popular symphonic poems - Don Juan, Don Quixote, Also sprach Zarathustra, Till Eulenspiegel, Tod und Verklärung, Eine Alpensinfonie and Ein Heldenleben are included, together with comparatively rare orchestral works such as the wonderful Burlesque for piano and orchestra. These recordings, performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden and conducted by Rudolf Kempe, are a particular highlight of this box set, some of the greatest recordings of the classical catalogue. Of Kempe's Aus Italien, Gramophone stated: The Dresden orchestra play superbly and this version undoubtedly sweeps the board . Of another release in the series, Gramophone commented: the splendour of the Dresden orchestra is most impressive: at that period and under this conductor they may have had equals in this music but surely no superiors. An extensive survey of Strauss chamber music, performed by major international instrumentalists including Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano), Erno Sebestyen (violin), Wenn-Sinn Yang (cello) and the Sinnoffer Quartet. Includes definitive performances of Strauss' best-loved operas Der Rosenkavelier, Elektra, Salome, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Ariadne auf Naxos plus the rarely heard Friedenstag. In particular, Herbert von Karajan's Der Rosenkavalier remains unsurpassed. It really does triumph over them all - even the outstanding 1969 Solti/Decca - and the triumph is, almost entirely, Schwarzkopf's own , wrote Gramophone. This comprehensive box set concludes with 3 CDs of Lieder, including the enduringly popular Four Last Songs sung by Charlotte Margiono and a disc of historical recordings accompanied by Richard Strauss on piano. Liner notes included on CD-ROM - A truly unique set (the only one on the market!):The Richard Strauss Edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Considering (at the time of this review) one gets each disc for less than £2, this has to be one of the best bargains available at Amazon. This 35-disc set contains most of the music of Richard Strauss in mostly classic, knowing performances. True, one doesn't get 'Arabella', 'Capriccio' or 'Intermezzo' but one does get marvelous performances of 'Der Rosenkavalier', 'Ariadne auf Naxos', 'Die Frau ohne Schatten', 'Elektra', 'Salome', and 'Friedenstag' among the operas. There are absolutely first-rate performances (10 CDs!) of the tone poems and other orchestral music by the, for my money, best ever interpreter of them, Rudolf Kempe and the magnificant Dresdener Staatskapelle. There is all the chamber music (more than I realized there was) on 4 CDs, including the concerted horn works with piano accompaniment, excellent four-hand music and solo piano music on 3 CDs, the oddly compelling melodramas (best-known one is 'Enoch Arden') on one CD, choral orchestral music (one CD) conducted by Michel Plasson, Lieder sung by sung by Mitsuko Shirai, another CD of Lieder with Richard Strauss himself accompanying and featuring such singers as Anton Dermota, Hilde Konetzni, Alfred Poell and Maria Reining (all stars of their day), and finally, the orchestral songs (including the Four Last Songs) sung rather well by Charlotte Margiano, with orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart. 35 discs in all. That's a lot of Strauss, enough to last a lifetime for sure.

There is also a DVD containing opera synopses and a documentary about Strauss by Stephen Jay-Taylor.

The downside here is that there is no booklet, so no notes and no libretto or song texts. Clearly this set is for those who are willing, if they desire, to look these things up on the Internet where they are readily available with a little digging.

I know I more than got my money's worth.

Scott Morrison
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cameron Parkes on 6 Feb. 2012
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(a frequent admonition from Frau Strauss)... And so he did, and most of it is here in this neat little box. There are a few omissions (i.e. "Arabella" and "Capriccio"). But that aside, the quality of the recordings (a good portion of which were licensed from EMI and DG), make this latest Brilliant release a winner. Kempe's classic 9 CD EMI set of the complete orchestral works is worth the price alone! There are also many Lieder, Choral and Chamber works to explore. Although not a "complete edition", it is the most comprehensive set available anywhere.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pere-Mateu Xiberta on 2 Jan. 2014
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I'm rating this product although I haven't finised listening to all the CD's (35 hours of music).
Is perfect for musicologists and music critics, if their main aim is to get a wide comprehension of Strauss stile(s) and evolution.
I've changed my opinion about this composer's evolution, after listening his first works, understanding that every composer can get a skeleton in the closet. Anyway, the recordings are so good, and much of them are perfect performings.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Hughes on 19 Jun. 2013
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A couple of jumpy tracks on two dvds - fortunately for me not the pieces I particularly bought the set for- otherwise extraordinary value for money.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
"Go compose Richard!!" 4 Feb. 2012
By Cameron Parkes - Published on Amazon.com
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(a frequent admonition from Frau Strauss)... And so he did, and most of it is here in this neat little box. There are a few omissions (i.e. "Arabella" and "Capriccio"). But that aside, the quality of the recordings (a good portion of which were licensed from EMI and DG), make this latest Brilliant release a winner. Kempe's classic 9 CD EMI set of the complete orchestral works is worth the price alone! There are also many Lieder, Choral and Chamber works to explore. Although not a "complete edition", it is the most comprehensive set available anywhere.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Impressed with the contents but...................... 9 Mar. 2012
By Phillip C. Webb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Just received this item yesterday. I started listening to the contents and on the second cd #18, found a defective disc. I have 30 days to get this resolved. Make sure you start listening to the discs asap so if you have problems you can get them resolved. This is the 7th BC box in this series I have purchased and so there may be other discs I have not found yet. Otherwise, the Kempe recordings are excellent. The operas (6) are conducted by von Karajan, Bohme, Sinopoli. The Kempe and the Operas clearly cover the cost of this box. There are items I never would have heard had it not been for the box, however, I have concerns about whether there are a lot of defects in this box.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
An Embarrassment of Riches 16 Dec. 2012
By J Scott Morrison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Considering (at the time of this review) one gets each disc for less than $2, this has to be one of the best bargains available at Amazon. This 35-disc set contains most of the music of Richard Strauss in mostly classic, knowing performances. True, one doesn't get 'Arabella', 'Capriccio' or 'Intermezzo' but one does get marvelous performances of 'Der Rosenkavalier', 'Ariadne auf Naxos', 'Die Frau ohne Schatten', 'Elektra', 'Salome', and 'Friedenstag' among the operas. There are absolutely first-rate performances (10 CDs!) of the tone poems and other orchestral music by the, for my money, best ever interpreter of them, Rudolf Kempe and the magnificant Dresdener Staatskapelle. There is all the chamber music (more than I realized there was) on 4 CDs, including the concerted horn works with piano accompaniment, excellent four-hand music and solo piano music on 3 CDs, the oddly compelling melodramas (best-known one is 'Enoch Arden') on one CD, choral orchestral music (one CD) conducted by Michel Plasson, Lieder sung by sung by Mitsuko Shirai, another CD of Lieder with Richard Strauss himself accompanying and featuring such singers as Anton Dermota, Hilde Konetzni, Alfred Poell and Maria Reining (all stars of their day -- but in all fairness Konetzni isn't in good voice), and finally, the orchestral songs (including the Four Last Songs) sung rather well by Charlotte Margiano, with orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart. 35 discs in all. That's a lot of Strauss, enough to last a lifetime for sure.

There is also a DVD containing opera synopses and a documentary about Strauss by Stephen Jay-Taylor.

The downside here is that there is no booklet, so no notes and no librettos or song texts. Clearly this set is for those who are willing, if they desire, to look these things up on the Internet where they are readily available with a little digging.

I know I more than got my money's worth.

Scott Morrison
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Incredible in sound and interpretation ... 3 April 2013
By JPLOPÉRA - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an almost perfect Richard Strauss complete work setting. The orchestral with Rudolf Kempe is phenomenal and beautiful. The interpretation are full of details that make the tone poems easy to follow in their musical action. The opera are references for some, the Karajan is the reference for Der Rosenkavalier, Böhm Salome and Keilberth Frau as well. The others are beautifully interpreted by Sinopoli and Voigt. The orchestral songs with Charlotte Margiono and Edo de Waart gives you the chill and goosebumps of the incredible music. The lieder accompanied by Richard Strauss himself on the piano is an historical document that give to that collection an incredible value. Didn't yet had time to listen to all the other set of Chamber, piano music but I'm sure that they won't deceive me, and even if they do I had plenty enough for my money's worth and much more. Don't hesitate this is the bargain of the century.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I really liked this 18 Oct. 2013
By Donald C. Gillum - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a very good bargain since it has over 35 hours of music. He writes wonderful tone poems as well as other symphonies.
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