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Ein Heldenleben / Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Import

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All of Strauss' symphonic poems tell a story, but in Ein Heldenleben the subject is his own life. Casting himself as the Hero, the hostile music critics as Adversaries, his compositions as Works of Peace, his Flight from the World as Consummation, the 34-year-old composer seems to succumb to unabashed egotism and grandiosity. However, his self-indulgence is redeemed by his music, which abounds with soaring, rapturous melodies, breath-taking modulations and gorgeous, scintillating orchestral colors. A solo violin represents the Hero's Companion, Strauss' beloved but famously difficult wife; their love scene contains some of his most ravishing, ecstatic music. Equally striking is his mordantly satirical depiction of the cacophonously bickering Adversaries, who rear their malicious heads even during moments of triumphant fulfillment. Toward the end, Strauss slyly tempts listeners to "Name that tune!" with almost 30 quotes from his own works. The orchestra is wonderful; Guy Braunstein plays his virtuosic solo brilliantly but sounds distant. He comes through better in the prominent, fiendishly difficult violin part of the Suite Strauss assembled from his incidental music to Moliére's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Scored for 37 instruments, it depicts the comedy's characters and situations in delightfully witty "modernized" baroque dances, some using themes from Lully; the Finale is a Viennese waltz. The players revel in Strauss' mischievous humor and their own virtuosity. --Edith Eisler

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Hero - Guy Braunstein
  2. The Hero's Adversaries - Guy Braunstein
  3. The Hero's Companion - Guy Braunstein
  4. The Hero's Battlefield - Guy Braunstein
  5. The Hero's Works Of Peace - Guy Braunstein
  6. The Hero's Retirement From The World And The Fulfillment Of His Life - Guy Braunstein
  7. Overture To Act I - Berliner Philharmoniker
  8. Menuett - Berliner Philharmoniker
  9. The Fencing Master - Berliner Philharmoniker
  10. Entrance And Dance Of The Tailors - Berliner Philharmoniker
  11. Lully's Minuet - Berliner Philharmoniker
  12. Courante - Berliner Philharmoniker
  13. Entrance Of Cleonte - Berliner Philharmoniker
  14. Intermezzo: Prelude To Act II - Berliner Philharmoniker
  15. The Dinner - Berliner Philharmoniker


Product details

  • Audio CD (January 10, 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B000BU992E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
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