Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

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COMPOSERS: Strauss
LABELS: Pickwick Orchid
WORKS: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
PERFORMER: Berlin RSO/Eugen Jochum
CATALOGUE NO: ORCD 11032 DDD (1982/83)
These are performances of abundant intelligence. The Berlin Radio Symphony does not have the sheen of the Berlin Philharmonic, but its players respond to Eugen Jochum’s undemonstrative insight with ardour. Understatement is not a word normally associated with Strauss, but Jochum’s approach leads to some memorable insights, particularly in Also sprach Zarathustra. These performances may just miss the front rank, but they are ones to which you can safely return. Jan Smaczny

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