29 Jan 2015

Critic's Chair: Richard Strauss

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 29 January 2015

Strauss Andris NelsonsSTRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op 30; Don Juan Op 20; Til Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op 28
City of Birmingham SO/Andris Nelsons
(Orfeo C 878 141 A)

Robert Johnson reviews a new recording of Strauss tone poems, where Andris Nelsons conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He offers some examples of clever scoring in Don Juan, and explains how the performances on this disc are second to none.