January 2020 CD Reviews

December 2019 CD Reviews
Vasily Petrenko conducts Richard Strauss – Don Quixote, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel – a comparison of the CD with digital downloads
January, 2020 (Rob Pennock) |  Sound: ★★★★☆ | Performance: ★★★☆☆ | Volume One of Petrenko’s Oslo cycle of Richard Strauss’s tone poems featured a rather bland performance of Also Sprach Zarathustra that went nowhere convincingly, and Ein Heldenleben, which was better, but hardly in the same class as John Barbirolli (BBC Legends), Thomas Beecham, Bernard Haitink (Philips) or Willem Mengelberg. So how does he fare in arguably Strauss’s three greatest orchestral works? 

 

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