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STRAUSS, R.: Heldenleben (Ein) / Capriccio: Sextet (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)


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STRAUSS, R.: Heldenleben (Ein) / Capriccio: Sextet (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Autobiographical in content, Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben is one of a series of tone-poems, including Also sprach Zarathustra (Naxos 8.571215), in which he explored the utmost limits of extra-musical content in this form. The hero passes through love and adversity, confrontation, triumph in battle and fulfilment in a single, powerfully descriptive symphonic span. Gerard Schwarz’s Ein Heldenleben has been acclaimed as “exciting and inspired” (Gramophone). The opera Capriccio is a romantic struggle to choose between words and music which opens with a gloriously bitter-sweet string sextet.

Strauss, Richard

  Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40, TrV 190
1.   Der Held (The Hero) - Des Helden Widersacher (The Hero's Enemies) - Des Helden Gefahrtin (The Hero's Companion) - 00:21:42
2.   Des Helden Walstatt (The Hero's Field of Battle) - Des Helden Friedenswerke (The Hero's Works of Peace) - Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung (The Hero's Retreat from the World and Fulfilment) 00:22:34
  Capriccio, Op. 85: String Sextet, TrV 279a (version for string orchestra)
3.   Capriccio, Op. 85: String Sextet, TrV 279a (version for string orchestra) 00:13:22

Total Playing Time: 00:57:38

Strauss, Richard

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.571218

Barcode: 747313121878

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Physical Release: 10/2012

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