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  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Audio CD (28 Mar. 2011)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Orfeo d'Or
  • ASIN: B004MVPYN6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With his Alpine Symphony, Richard Strauss all but invited us to see it as a veritable summit in the genre of programme music. It is masterly in its layer upon layer of orchestration (not unlike a mountain massif), while its harmonic and motivic riches offer a sublime acoustic panorama that is gigantic in scope. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its music director Andris Nelsons, have already released a highly-praised Strauss disc on Orfeo with Ein Heldenleben and the Rosenkavalier Suite, and Nelsons understands how to convey his fascination with Strauss to both the orchestra and his listeners with utter conviction. Musical intoxication is transformed by Nelsons into a flush of freedom freedom for all, but of the artist in particular. There are naturally also moments of solitude and reflection as when, for example, Strauss makes thematic allusions to Also sprach Zarathustra (at the summit). Then there is the sense of calm that is subtly savoured to the full after the storms that marked the descent. Strauss was not just concerned with personal liberty, but was also capable of enthusiastic liberality as in his opera Salome, which caused such a scandal at the time of its world première. This is clearly audible in the brilliant encore that the CBSO and Nelsons offer here, namely the Dance of the Seven Veils . We rarely hear it so finely tuned and with such unerring accuracy in its orchestral colours and rhythmic density, not to mention the climaxes and shifts in tempi. This classic of the early 20th century could hardly be played in a fresher, more contemporary manner.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan P Jones on 22 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
There are about 66 different recordings of this work, from 1925 to 2012. I know a few of them ! In my humble opinion you can't easily talk about "the best" in this context. First, do you even remotely like the music ? Very late Strauss in terms of the symphonic poems - by now he was famous for Opera. Some people cavil about it being rambling or rambunctious - nonsense of course. It is 25 different layers, or segments, appliqued. When it works, and especially when it works well, it is a sublime musical experience. Often, I am afraid, due to some defect or other - orchestral playing, over-driven, or too-langourous, conducting, or inferior recorded sound (and what extra-ordinary sounds there are here on display), then it mis-fires. In the case of Orfeo's recording, it is staggeringly good. In the case of the orchestral playing - both in the main piece here, and also in the Salome's Dance - it is jaw-droppingly good. And, the master helmsman (OK, OK so its mountaineering...) or should I say the leader of our group, well, his grasp is secure, his knowledge of the way incontravertable, and his sense of when to march on, when to slow down to examine either a flower by the path, or the majestic sweep of what lies all around, is unimpeachable. This is a scintillating and deeply moving musical experience. Buy it. How poor you would be of soul and heart to begrudge someone about £10.
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By R. Harris on 11 April 2015
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Five Stars 29 Mar. 2015
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Beautiful piece, greatly performed by Andris Nelsons.
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