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Strauss, Richard - Eine Alpensinfonie - Welser-Möst, Franz



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Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Franz Welser-Moest, conductor

For Richard Strauss, writing poetry in tones was a central artistic credo. What Beethoven, Berlioz and Liszt had begun was perfected in the Munich-born composer's great tone poems: "Don Juan", "Till Eulenspiegel", "Thus Spake Zarathustra", and his final work of symphonic programme music "An Alpine Symphony", completed in 1915. In this work, which is a summit in the musical depiction of nature in its own right, Strauss sends the listener on a tour through the mountains and has him experience pastures, waterfalls, undergrowth, glaciers, the elation of reaching the summit, and also a thunderstorm. Beneath the surface, however, the "Alpine Symphony", which Strauss originally entitled "The Antichrist", has several echoes of Beethoven and Wagner and - especially in the sections entitled Night, Vision and Elegy - leads us subtly into philosophically charged soundscapes intended to convey "moral purification through one's own strength" and also "worship of eternal and magnificent nature."

Fakta
Artikelnummer 900124
Streckkod 4035719001242
Utgivningsdatum 2014-05-21
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag BR Klassik
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister SO des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Dirigenter Welser-Möst, Franz
Kompositörer Strauss, Richard
Disk: 1
1 Einen Alpensinfonie
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