Rosenkavalier Waltzes / Burleske / Capiccio Sexte

作曲 Richard Strauss , 指揮 Herbert Blomstedt , オーケストラ Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra , Piano Jean-Yves Thibaudet
価格: (税込)
JAN:0028947565505 売上ランキング:音楽で27120位

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  1. Allegro Vivace/Tranquillo/A Tempo/Un Poco Animato
  2. First First Waltz Sequence
  3. Sextet
  4. Second Waltz Sequence
This recording presents a cross-section of Strauss' compositions spanning more than half a century. The Burleske for piano and orchestra, written when he was 20, opens with a burst of youthful exhilaration and is full of confident high spirits, vigor, and vitality. Its drama and comedy, songful lyricism, romantic ardor, ironic humor, airy lightness, and delicacy herald Strauss' operas, while its glittering, masterful orchestration anticipates his symphonic poems. The piano part is brilliantly virtuosic and fiendishly difficult (Bülow, for whom Strauss wrote it, rejected it as unplayable), but Thibaudet's performance is fabulous: not only stunning technically, but absolutely "right" in its improvisatory liberties, its expressiveness, its mercurial mood changes and transitions, and its joyful exuberance. By contrast, Capriccio, Strauss' last opera, composed between 1940 and '41, is born of supreme, mature compositional mastery, but also of disillusionment and resignation. The Sextet functions as a prelude; its quiet, gentle serenity presages the opera's character with a luxurious warmth and soaring radiance that triumphs over the somewhat dry, earth-bound performance. Complementing these relatively unfamiliar works is the most popular excerpt from Strauss' best-loved opera: two sets of Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier. The first, arranged by the composer, is incomparably better than the anonymously compiled second one: it contains the most beautiful waltzes in a more cohesive, organic sequence, and the orchestration is vintage Strauss at his scintillating best. The playing is a bit pedestrian, but the violin and woodwind solos are lovely. --Edith Eisler