Strauss: Symphonia Domestica, Alpine Symphony **

Strauss: Symphonia Domestica, Alpine Symphony **


Jonathan Small, oboe
Nicholas Cox, clarinet
Alan Pendlebury, bassoon
Gerard Schwarz
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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£11.25 (2 CDs) | 40% discount (usual price £18.75)


The re-launch of the RLPO label in conjunction with Avie Records included this two-CD set of works by the titan of late Romanticism, Richard Strauss. Music Director Gerard Schwarz excels in this repertoire, conducting two personal, programmatic tone poems – An Alpine Symphony exploring the composer’s mountainous adventures, and the Sinfonia Domestica which evokes his family life. By contrast, two late works for winds feature RLPO principals Jonathan Small in Strauss’ late Oboe Concerto, and clarinettist Nicholas Cox and bassoonist Alan Pendlebury in the Duet Concertino. While An Alpine Symphony was previous available, the other three works are new to the RLPO discography.


Richard STRAUSS (1864 – 1949)
CD 1
1. – 5. Symphonia Domestica (44:39)
6. – 8. Oboe Concerto (24:49)
Jonathan Small, oboe

CD 2
1. – 22. An Alpine Symphony (43:18)
23. – 25. Duett-Concertino (18:20)
Nicholas Cox, clarinet / Alan Pendlebury, bassoon

Total time: 2:11:25

Recorded 3 – 6 June 2003 (Symphonia Domestica), 12 – 14 March 2001 (An Alpine Symphony), 12 – 14 November 2002 (Duett-Concertino), live at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool; 24 January 2004, studio recording at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Recording producers: Michael Ogonovsky and David A. Pigott
Sound engineer: David A. Pigott

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