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Don Quixote, tone poem - R Strauss (orchestra & trio of soloists : Cello, Viola & Violin - CFP 40372)

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(featuring the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Kempe, in a Late Fifties recording {LP reissued in Eighties}. Soloists : Paul Tortelier - cello ; Giusto Cappone - viola ; Siegfried Borries - violin. The reverse sleeve goes into detail, concerning : The Intro ; Theme ; Ten Variations ; & Finale)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) composed a whole series of Tone Poems, during the 1880's and 90's ; "Don Quixote" was the penultimate tone poem, being completed in 1897, a year after its legendary stable-mate, "Also Sprach Zarathustra", while "Don Quixote" was to be followed, a year later, by the last of the tone poems, "Ein Heldenleben".

"Don Quixote" is scored for a large orchestra, including six horns, a euphonium (or "tenor tuba"), and a whole array of various percussion instruments, not least, a wind machine ... The overall form consists of : An Introduction ; Then, a Theme ; Which is followed, by Ten Variations ; Then, the Finale. Strauss subtitled the work "Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character".

Strauss' not-unknown self-proclamations of his abilities (- the Italian conducting legend Arturo Toscanini, once said to the often awkward, but nonetheless brilliant, Strauss, "Sir, as a composer, I raise my hat to you, but as a human being, I put on ten hats!" -), included his quote, that he could depict the taste of German, lager beer in music ; and, indeed, in "Don Quixote", Strauss' powers of pictorial illustration reach their zenith, with this tone poem drawing the most amazing effects from the orchestra, several of them completely original. Tubas - both tenor & bass - were required to play muted - just one of the effects that allow the work, to clearly portray whole episodes, from the original "Quixote" novel.

Side One : "Don Quixote" Op.35, by Richard Strauss (beginning).
Side Two : 1) "Don Quixote" (conclusion) 2) "Till Eulenspiegels Lutige Streiche" Op.28 (Symphonic Poem).

Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX+/EX.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
R Strauss (orchestra & trio of soloists : Cello, Viola & Violin
Catalogue number:
CFP 40372)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI / Music for Pleasure
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
13

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(featuring the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Kempe, in a Late Fifties recording {LP reissued in Eighties}. Soloists : Paul Tortelier - cello ; Giusto Cappone - viola ; Siegfried Borries - violin. The reverse sleeve goes into detail, concerning : The Intro ; Theme ; Ten Variations ; & Finale)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) composed a whole series of Tone Poems, during the 1880's and 90's ; "Don Quixote" was the penultimate tone poem, being completed in 1897, a year after its legendary stable-mate, "Also Sprach Zarathustra", while "Don Quixote" was to be followed, a year later, by the last of the tone poems, "Ein Heldenleben".

"Don Quixote" is scored for a large orchestra, including six horns, a euphonium (or "tenor tuba"), and a whole array of various percussion instruments, not least, a wind machine ... The overall form consists of : An Introduction ; Then, a Theme ; Which is followed, by Ten Variations ; Then, the Finale. Strauss subtitled the work "Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character".

Strauss' not-unknown self-proclamations of his abilities (- the Italian conducting legend Arturo Toscanini, once said to the often awkward, but nonetheless brilliant, Strauss, "Sir, as a composer, I raise my hat to you, but as a human being, I put on ten hats!" -), included his quote, that he could depict the taste of German, lager beer in music ; and, indeed, in "Don Quixote", Strauss' powers of pictorial illustration reach their zenith, with this tone poem drawing the most amazing effects from the orchestra, several of them completely original. Tubas - both tenor & bass - were required to play muted - just one of the effects that allow the work, to clearly portray whole episodes, from the original "Quixote" novel.

Side One : "Don Quixote" Op.35, by Richard Strauss (beginning).
Side Two : 1) "Don Quixote" (conclusion) 2) "Till Eulenspiegels Lutige Streiche" Op.28 (Symphonic Poem).

Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX+/EX.

Band/artist(s):
R Strauss (orchestra & trio of soloists : Cello, Viola & Violin
Catalogue number:
CFP 40372)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI / Music for Pleasure
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
13

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