Strauss (R): Don Quixote & Till Eulenspiegel

Lawrence Power, Alban Gerhardt; Markus Stenz: Gurzenich-Orchester Koln

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA67960

Release Date:  01 April 2013

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571179605

Genres:  Classical  Orchestral  

  • Description

    Strauss’s ‘Fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character’, as Don Quixote is subtitled, is one of the composer’s most popular tone poems, principally because of the beautifully drawn central characters of the Don (performed by a solo cellist) and Sancho Panza (viola). These roles are luxuriously cast in this new recording, being taken by Hyperion artists Alban Gerhardt and Lawrence Power. The merry tale of Till Eulenspiegel completes this release. The Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, the very orchestra which gave the premieres of both works in the 1890s, is conducted by Markus Stenz, who has held the position of Principal Conductor since 2003. He visited China with the orchestra in early 2008 and conducted their first ever BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in August 2008. In September 2010 he returned to China with the Gurzenich Orchestra and the Opera of Cologne to conduct the first ever production of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ in Shanghai. Among other posts he is Chief Guest Conductor of the Halle.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Introduction <i>Mäßiges Zeitmaß</i> [6'08]
      • 2. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Don Quixote
      • 3. the knight of the sorrowful countenance <i>
      • 4. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Sancho Panza <i>Maggiore</i> [1'02]
      • 5. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | The adventures of the windmills <i>Gemächlich</i>
      • 6. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | The battle with the sheep <i>Kriegerisch</i> [1'3
      • 7. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Dialogue between knight and servant <i>Mäßiges Zeitma
      • 8. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Unfortunate adventure with a procession of penitents <i>
      • 9. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Don Quixotes vigil <i>Sehr langsam</i> [3'54]
      • 10. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Dulcineas enchantment <i>Schnell</i> [1'09]
      • 11. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Ride through the air <i>Ein wenig ruhiger als vorher<
      • 12. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Ill-starred voyage on the enchanted boat (Barcarolle) <i&g
      • 13. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Battle against the supposed enchanters <i>Schnell und s
      • 14. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Duel with the knight of the shining moon <i>Viel breite
      • 15. <b>Don Quixote Op 35</b> | Finale | The death of Don Quixote <i>Sehr ruhig</i&g
      • . <b>Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op 28</b> [14'59]