Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite; Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite; Symphonic fragment from Die Liebe der Danae

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COMPOSERS: Strauss
LABELS: Sony Essential Classics
WORKS: Der Rosenkavalier Suite; Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite; Symphonic fragment from Die Liebe der Danae
PERFORMER: Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy, Toronto SO/Andrew Davis
CATALOGUE NO: SBK 62650 ADD/DDD
Stylish, elegantly pointed insights into Romantic/neo-classical Strauss and Hofmannsthal, with a particularly fine violin, cello, piano ensemble (Anshel Brusilow, Samuel Mayes and William Smith) highlighting Le bourgeois gentilhomme. A word of caution, however. Rosenkavalier corresponds to neither Strauss’s film version nor his two waltz sequences, but rather Rodzinski’s bogus compilation published in 1945. The fragment from Act III of Die Liebe der Danae is the 1952 Clemens Krauss arrangement. Ates Orga

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