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Charles H. Parsons
American Record Guide, September 2015

STRAUSS, R.: Richard Strauss Gala / My Strauss (Documentary, 2014) (Thielemann) (NTSC) 728908
STRAUSS, R.: Richard Strauss Gala / My Strauss (Documentary, 2014) (Thielemann) (Blu-ray, HD) 729004

The Staatskapelle upholds its Strauss credentials with honor: precision, sumptuous sound, well-honed in the tradition of playing Strauss. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David Patrick Stearns
Gramophone, July 2015

STRAUSS, R.: Richard Strauss Gala / My Strauss (Documentary, 2014) (Thielemann) (NTSC) 728908
STRAUSS, R.: Richard Strauss Gala / My Strauss (Documentary, 2014) (Thielemann) (Blu-ray, HD) 729004

…the Staatskapelle Dresden, with its distinctively mellow sound, is ideal for Strauss, and the singers are mostly well chosen for their appointed arias. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, June 2015

Anja Harteros’ singing of the Arabella aria is glorious in every way—what a fine soprano she is. Camilla Nylund impresses in the big second-act aria from The Egyptian Helen, and scales her voice down appropriately for the delicate, exquisite closing scene from Daphne—true Straussian magic. Video and audio on this new Strauss gala are excellent… © 2015 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review





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