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James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christopher Moore, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Strauss: Don Quixote / Violin Concerto (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christopher Moore, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Strauss: Don Quixote / Violin Concerto (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))
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James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christopher Moore, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Strauss: Don Quixote / Violin Concerto (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

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James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christopher Moore, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Strauss: Don Quixote / Violin Concerto (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis continue their acclaimed survey of the orchestralmusic of Richard Strauss, with this latest volume featuring three world-class soloists –James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott and Christopher Moore –performing two of his finest early works: the Violin Concerto, and the tone poem Don Quixote.

Performed here by dual Grammy Award-winning Canadian violinist James Ehnes, Strauss's Violin Concerto is a beautiful and inventive work, remarkably mature considering Strauss wrote it when he was still a teenager. Strangely seldom performed today, it is full of melody and of virtuoso fireworks, very much of its Romantic time but hinting at the recent Classical masters Beethoven and Mozart.

Don Quixote is inspired by Cervantes's iconic novel, and Strauss demonstrates every bit of his flair for the dramatic (which would be fully realised in his great operas Der Rosenkavalier, Elektra, Die Frau ohneSchattenand Salome). With Daniel Müller-Schott's cello representing the famous man of La Mancha, and Christopher Moore's viola cast as his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza, Strauss takes us on an incredible journey into the mind of this deluded nobleman, and across the rustic landscape of the Don's native Spain.

The MSO's Strauss series was launched in 2014 with a major European tour including the BBC Proms and the Concertgebouw, and has so far included Four Last Songs with Erin Wall, Ein Heldenleben, Four Symphonic Interludes, Also sprachZarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel'sMerry Pranks and An Alpine Symphony. The recordings have won significant acclaim from the international press, with BBC Music Magazine describing Also sprachZarathustra as 'a benchmark recording'.

Tracklistings:

RICHARD STRAUSS

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 8

1.I. Allegro

2.II. Lento ma non troppo

3.III. Rondo (Presto)

Don Quixote –Fantastic Variations on a Knightly Theme, Op. 35

4.Introduction: Don Quixote Loses His Sanity after Reading Novels about Knights, and Decides to Become a Knight-Errant

5.Theme: Don Quixote, Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance

6.Theme: Sancho Panza

7.Variation I: Adventure at the Windmills

8.Variation II: The Victorious Struggle against the Army of the Great Emperor Alifanfaron

9.Variation III: Dialogue between Knight and Squire

10.Variation IV: Unhappy Adventure with a Procession of Pilgrims

11.Variation V: The Knight's Vigil

12.Variation VI: Meeting with Dulcinea

13.Variation VII: The Ride through the Air

14.Variation VIII: The Unhappy Voyage in the Enchanted Boat

15.Variation IX: Battle with the Magicians

16.Variation X: Duel with the Knight of the Bright Moon

17.Finale: Coming to His Senses Again

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Release Date 15 Mar 2019
Brand N/A
Artist James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christopher Moore, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
Title Strauss: Don Quixote / Violin Concerto
Format CD ALBUM (1 DISC)
Packaging -
ISBN N/A
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