Strauss Symphonia Domestica 180g LP
Strauss Symphonia Domestica 180g LP
Genre: Classical
Size: 12"
Composer: Richard Strauss
Additional Artists: The Cleveland Orchestra
Format: 33RPM,

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Strauss Symphonia Domestica 180g LP

George Szell

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SKU:
EUROS6627
UPC:
4260019715869
High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

Convinced of his own historical importance, Richard Strauss introduced himself to American soldiers as the "Composer of the Rosenkavalier" when they knocked on the door of his villa in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the end of the Second World War. Already more than 40 years earlier, Strauss considered himself as interesting as Napoleon and Alexander the Great and defended his egocentric Opus 40 ("Ein Heldenleben") by saying that he didn't see why he shouldn't write a symphony about himself. The "Symphonia Domestica", op. 53 is a musical tribute to family life in the living room, at the dining table and in the bedroom, in which Strauss expresses in a strikingly lyrical tone. George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra conjure up a picture of a happy family life, and the harmonious relationship between father, mother and son, which is sometimes filled with 'joie de vivre', gallantry, jubilation but also sometimes filled with disputes. Looking more closely at Strauss and his "Symphonia Domestica", listeners will find – alongside a familiar late-romantic musical language – clear echoes of his unique personal style. Wide intervals, a bold and vivacious treatment of the themes, surprising harmonic changes and not least exuberant melodiousness are unmistakable characteristics of this exhilarating music, which reflects the colossal ego of its composer.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

"My own preference in Sinfonia Domestica has always been for the 1964 recording from the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, a performance so remarkable for its driven energy that one begins to suspect that Frau Strauss may have been crushing pep pills into the family's morning muesli. Leading an orchestra that he had trained to consistently outstanding levels of virtuosity, Szell concludes the work in a total overall time of 41:25 as well as clocking up the fastest speeds in each individual movement. Szell's propulsive account is, however, entirely appropriate as a depiction of the composer as an ambitious young family man, utterly convinced of his own talent as he strives energetically to establish his rightful place in the world." - Rob Maynard, MusicWeb International

Features:
• 180g High Quality Vinyl
• Pure Analogue
• Made from the original, analogue mastertapes
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians:
The Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell, conductor

Selections:
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53
Description
High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

Convinced of his own historical importance, Richard Strauss introduced himself to American soldiers as the "Composer of the Rosenkavalier" when they knocked on the door of his villa in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the end of the Second World War. Already more than 40 years earlier, Strauss considered himself as interesting as Napoleon and Alexander the Great and defended his egocentric Opus 40 ("Ein Heldenleben") by saying that he didn't see why he shouldn't write a symphony about himself. The "Symphonia Domestica", op. 53 is a musical tribute to family life in the living room, at the dining table and in the bedroom, in which Strauss expresses in a strikingly lyrical tone. George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra conjure up a picture of a happy family life, and the harmonious relationship between father, mother and son, which is sometimes filled with 'joie de vivre', gallantry, jubilation but also sometimes filled with disputes. Looking more closely at Strauss and his "Symphonia Domestica", listeners will find – alongside a familiar late-romantic musical language – clear echoes of his unique personal style. Wide intervals, a bold and vivacious treatment of the themes, surprising harmonic changes and not least exuberant melodiousness are unmistakable characteristics of this exhilarating music, which reflects the colossal ego of its composer.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

"My own preference in Sinfonia Domestica has always been for the 1964 recording from the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, a performance so remarkable for its driven energy that one begins to suspect that Frau Strauss may have been crushing pep pills into the family's morning muesli. Leading an orchestra that he had trained to consistently outstanding levels of virtuosity, Szell concludes the work in a total overall time of 41:25 as well as clocking up the fastest speeds in each individual movement. Szell's propulsive account is, however, entirely appropriate as a depiction of the composer as an ambitious young family man, utterly convinced of his own talent as he strives energetically to establish his rightful place in the world." - Rob Maynard, MusicWeb International

Features:
• 180g High Quality Vinyl
• Pure Analogue
• Made from the original, analogue mastertapes
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians:
The Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell, conductor

Selections:
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
George Szell
Title
Symphonia Domestica
Composer
Richard Strauss
Additional Artists
The Cleveland Orchestra
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-06-2019
Release Date
08-05-2019
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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