ArticleNr. 93320 | 1 CD | 78 min | Booklet language englisch
Year recorded2013, 2014
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Tr. 1 Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra op. 30 (Tone Poem after Friedrich Nietzsche)
Tr. 10 Richard Strauss: Aus Italien G major op. 16 (Symphonic Phantasy)
With “Aus Italien” Richard Strauss began his decisive journey into the musical form that would come to define his orchestral output, the tone poem, sketched while on a tour of Italy suggested to the young composer by Brahms, Strauss‘ mastery is already evident.
François-Xavier Roth couples this work on his third volume of the complete Strauss tone poems with the monumental “Also sprach Zarathustra” – inspired by Nietzsche's book philosophic prose-poem. Two great works presented in fiery performances in honor of the Richard Strauss sesquicentennial.