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Re: Richard Strauss's house
« Reply #640 on: January 13, 2018, 08:02:55 AM »
Gramophone explores Alpine Symphony recordings, follow the Twitter link below. A nice listing of performances spanning almost a century, not surprised by their top choice, but I was thrilled to see the positive mention of the Frank Shipway and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra's recording on BIS. In a post here on GMG from last October I said the SPSO "play their hearts out", and for the magazine Hugo Shirley writes that they "play out of their skins for him (Shipway)".


https://twitter.com/GramophoneMag/status/952099162241282049

Cool, Greg. Alpine Symphony is one of the all-time great works in the symphonic repertoire IMHO. HvK’s account still stirs emotions inside of me that not many others have done. I know you’re not a great fan of HvK’s Strauss, but, for me, he always performed this music with a passion and flowing lyricism that’s hardly been bettered.

Here’s a direct link to that Gramophone article:

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/strauss-alpine-symphony-which-recording-to-own?utm_content=buffer09e98&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Re: Richard Strauss's house
« Reply #641 on: January 13, 2018, 08:10:03 AM »
Cool, Greg. Alpine Symphony is one of the all-time great works in the symphonic repertoire IMHO. HvK’s account still stirs emotions inside of me that not many others have done. I know you’re not a great fan of HvK’s Strauss, but, for me, he always performed this music with a passion and flowing lyricism that’s hardly been bettered.

Here’s a direct link to that Gramophone article:

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/strauss-alpine-symphony-which-recording-to-own?utm_content=buffer09e98&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Hi, John. Happy New Year!

It's less of I'm not a fan of HVK's Strauss, and more of I think there's better out there. Although this is one recording that doesn't stay too far away...
https://www.amazon.com/Strauss-Karajan-Berlin-Philharmonic-Orchestra/dp/B000001GQF/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1515859737&sr=1-3&keywords=strauss+karajan
And it has been a while since I've listened to his Alpine.

Thanks for posting the link.

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Re: Richard Strauss's house
« Reply #642 on: January 13, 2018, 08:32:55 AM »
For me, it's still this baby:

http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2010/12/best-recordings-of-2010-2.html

...and I've listened to most that have come out since or just before. Lots of great recordings, but I find that one unusually vivid, even if that's perhaps a surprise, given the conductor/orchestra. (LSO/Haitink)

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Re: Richard Strauss's house
« Reply #643 on: January 13, 2018, 09:00:03 AM »
Hi, John. Happy New Year!

It's less of I'm not a fan of HVK's Strauss, and more of I think there's better out there. Although this is one recording that doesn't stay too far away...
https://www.amazon.com/Strauss-Karajan-Berlin-Philharmonic-Orchestra/dp/B000001GQF/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1515859737&sr=1-3&keywords=strauss+karajan
And it has been a while since I've listened to his Alpine.

Thanks for posting the link.

Happy New Year to you, too! 8) I’d like to revisit Kempe’s and Sinopoli’s Alpine at some point. Also, I have the Jansons, too, in that article that they say is the ‘Showcase’ version. I have yet to hear it. Perhaps over the weekend I’ll finally get around to it.
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