Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

COMPOSERS: Strauss
LABELS: RCO Live
ALBUM TITLE: Strauss
WORKS: Ein Heldenleben
PERFORMER: Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraMariss Jansons
CATALOGUE NO: RCO 04005
Stripped of the palpable sense of occasion which visually bears Jansons’s heroic Amsterdam inauguration aloft on DVD (full review on p90) this top-notch Heldenleben fights a different battle.The Concertgebouw armour shines throughout, but its portly wearer lollops between complacency and eloquence. It only goes to show that the more seriously you take Strauss’s mock-epic, the shallower parts of it can seem. David Nice

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