2020-03-01 06:45:53 UTC
Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly
Decca 483 3080 ℗ © 2019. CD.
Recorded at KKL Luzern, Switzerland, August 11 & 12, 2017.
Executive producer: Dominic Fyfe.
Recording producer: John Fraser.
Recording engineer: Philip Siney.
Recording editor: Julia Thomas.
Production co-ordinator: Joanne Baines.
Publishers: Peters Edition (Also sprach Zarathustra, Tod und Verklärung, Till Eulenspiegel); Boosey & Hawkes (Dance of the Seventh Veils).
Booklet note: James Jolly.
Booklet editing: WLP Ltd.
Art direction: Darren Rumney.
Artist photography © Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival.
COMMENT: Excellent performances, in particular a very fine Death and Transfiguration. But the entire disc is quality. And it is Chailly's _first_ disc of Strauss. Difficult to imagine he has gone this far into a decades-long career, aged 67, and had not committed the music of Germany's greatest 20th C. composer to disc.
-Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 TrV 176
-Tod und Verklärung, Op.24 TrV 158 (Death and Transfiguration)
-Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op.28 TrV 171
-Salomes Tanz der sieben Schleier ("Salome"), Op.54 (Dance of the Seventh Veils)