Several of Strauss's own performances survive, Otto Klemperer - Beethoven Symphony No.8/ Stauss- Don Juan/Weill which the finest - measured in speed but relentless in intensity - is his radio broadcast with the Vienna Philharmonic Preiser. The usually great Bruno Walter was never quite at his best in Strauss's music and his version with the New York Philharmonic Sony finds him occasionally ill at ease.
Leopold Stokowski, ever the wizard when it comes to orchestral flamboyance, generates tremendous, visceral excitement. Karajan's lushness contrasts sharply with Solti's nervous edginess. Boehm is all romantic radiance and warmth, while Kempe, with the Dresden Staatskapelle on glorious form, is deeply humane, portraying the Don very much as a man whose emotions, though transitory, are sincere. More recently we have Neeme Jarvi controversially and brilliantly turning the Don into a Sadean brute as part of his Chandos Strauss cycle with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Claudio Abbado, very fierce with the Vienna Philharmonic yet again DG ; and Herbert Blomstedt and the San Francisco Symphony, almost matchless when it comes to exposing Strauss's gorgeous palette of orchestral colour Decca - the sound is astonishing.
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For some admirers of Karajan and Ormandy, for instance this approach won't be sufficiently opulent; for others admirers of Kempe, for instanceit won't be sufficiently nuanced or lyrical.
Suffice it to say that if you enjoy Szell's crisp clarity in Strauss and Reiner's electric brilliance, you will probably like Solti, whose distinctive style combines both of these attributes. Three different orchestras are represented here, and they make for fascinating comparisons. Jaw-dropping virtuosity from all departments of this great orchestra, captured in viscerally exciting sound by the Decca engineers.
In these respects, it would be hard to surpass Solti even Otto Klemperer - Beethoven Symphony No.8/ Stauss- Don Juan/Weill I would place Szell just slightly ahead of Solti for his greater wit and wisdom Otto Klemperer - Beethoven Symphony No.8/ Stauss- Don Juan/Weill the two shorter works.
Some critics, including one of the reviewers on this website, have faulted Solti's interpretation of this work for its headlong tempos. They do take some getting used to if your paradigm is Karajan or Kempe; but if you have sometimes found this work rather long-winded, a quick sprint to the summit and back may prove more enjoyable than a moderate trudge. Solti lingers enough to evoke atmosphere, even if he's more Strauss - Don Juan - Hans Pfitzner in conveying the evanescent dramatic tensions that course through this work.
The more I hear it, the more I like Solti's approach, though I realize that it might not be for everyone. If you've never heard the work before, rest assured that there is never a dull moment in Solti's Strauss - Don Juan - Hans Pfitzner. The orchestral playing is glorious, Strauss - Don Juan - Hans Pfitzner we would expect such burnished brass, characterful winds, and rich strings! Perhaps the reason for my relative discontent is that I don't resonate as fully with this overwrought exercise in self-adulation as much as with the other works included here.
In ay case, I found tedium setting in midway through the section depicting the Hero's domestic bliss, confirming to some extent the old canard that Solti is at his best Spartan Stomp - Various - Real Rock Instrumentals in high-voltage, climactic passages, but tends to lose his way in more expansive music.
Be that as is may, this is still a very fine performance--one that would surely garner an enthusiastic response in the concert-hall--even though I would rank it a notch or two below the very best Beecham being the unsurpassed criterion. This fine double album is certainly worth anyone's money. Superb performances, magnificent orchestral playing, and brilliant Oh Lord Let It Be - The Fleetwoods - Mr.
Blue add up to a eminently recommendable Strauss collection. Happy listening! Classic recording. One person found this helpful. Do not use Amazon music if you want to play music on MP3 player.
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