This is an excellent collection of the orchestral works of Richard Strauss - the tone poems and the concertos for horn and for oboe. Strauss produced a particularly beautiful orchestral sound and this is captured well by the playing of the Dresden Staatskapelle with Rudolf Kempe as conductor. The recordings date from 1970 to 1975 and have been digitally remastered. Kempe died the following year.
There are some rarely heard works here, like the 'piano reduction' with orchestra of the Sinfonia Domestica, and one of several works by various composers for piano, left-hand, and orchestra for Paul Wittgenstein to play after he lost his right arm in World War I. I was particularly pleased that the CD format now allows the longer works like Ein Heldenleben, Sinfonia Domestica and Don Quixote to be played all on one CD.
With these first-rate performances and clear sound of all of Strauss' orchestral works available at budget price, one need hardly look any further.