Concert from the Semper Opera Dresden
LABELS: Arthaus Musik
PERFORMER: Dresden Staatskapelle/Sinopoli
CATALOGUE NO: 100028……….#D31
The DRESDEN STAATSKAPELLE concert celebrates the orchestra’s 450th birthday with a programme of works originally premiered by the orchestra; the ensemble of today displays a glorious string sound in Wagner’s Rienzi Overture and Strauss’s Alpine Symphony, but appears uncomfortable in a Vivaldi concetto.
The setting for the STRAUSS GALA – the Heldenplatz in Vienna, with an attractive darkening skyscape behind Mehta’s head — raises it above the usual level for this type of disc.