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The Unknown Richard Strauss (15CD)

This 15-CD edition of rarely recorded works by Richard Strauss brings selected rarities to light and makes an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the great late Romantic and tone poet Strauss. Originally released by the Koch label, these award-winning recordings are finally available again after a long time.

The works are conducted by the passionate Strauss connoisseur Karl Anton Rickenbacher, played by dedicated Strauss orchestras such as the Wilden Gung'l from Munich, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. In addition to true rarities such as the Strauss choral works (with the Rundfunkchor Berlin), the solo piano music (with Stefan Vladar) and the piano concertos for the left hand (soloist: Echo prize winner Anna Gourari), the edition also includes better-known works, such as the popular Rosenkavalier waltz sequence and the incidental music for "Bürger als Edelmann" and "Des Esels Schatten", both with the incomparable Peter Ustinov in the role of the narrator.

TRACK LIST

CD 1 – EARLY ORCHESTRAL MUSIC I
Schneiderpolka o.op. 1, TrV1
Serenade in G major o.op. 32, TrV 52
Gavotte in D major o.op. 59/5, TrV 82/5
Serenade (Andante) in E flat major op. 7, TrV 106
Concert Overture in C minor o.op. 80, TrV 125
Festmarsch in C major o.op. 87, TrV 157

CD 2 – EARLY ORCHESTRAL MUSIC II
Festmarsch in E flat major op. 1, TrV 43
Romance for Clarinet and Orchestra in E flat major o.op. 61, TrV 80
Romance for Cello and Orchestra in F major o.op. 75, TrV 118
Concert Overture in C minor o.op. 80, TrV 125
Incidental Music to Romeo and Juliet o.op. 86, TrV 150
4 Tableaux vivants o.op. 89, TrV 167

CD 3 – EARLY SYMPHONIES
Symphony in D minor o.op. 69, TrV 94
Symphony in F minor op. 12, TrV 126

CD 4 – PIANO CONCERTOS FOR THE LEFT HAND
Parergon to Symphonia Domestica op. 73, TrV 209a
Panathenäenzug op. 74, TrV 254

CD 5 – COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC
5 Piano Pieces op. 3, TrV 105
Piano Sonata in B minor op. 5, TrV 103
Stimmungsbilder op. 9, TrV 127

CD 6 – FANTASIAS & FRAGMENTS
Die Frau ohne Schatten: Symphonische Fantasie o.op. 146, TrV 234a
Die Liebe der Danae: Symphonisches Fragment TrV 278a
Die ägyptische Helena: Symphonische Fantasie

CD 7 – PRELUDES & INTERMEZZI
Guntram op. 25, TrV 168: Preludes to Acts I & II
Feuersnot op. 50, TrV 203: Love Scene
Der Bürger als Edelmann op. 60 III, TrV 228b: Preludes to Acts I, II & III, Intermezzo from Act II
Interludio to W. A. Mozart’s opera Idomeneo o.op. 117, AV 191, TrV 262
Arabella op. 79, TrV 263: Prelude to Act III
Capriccio op. 85, TrV 279: Introduction & Mondscheinmusik
Die schweigsame Frau op. 80, TrV 265: Potpourri

CD 8 – BALLET MUSIC
Josephs Legende: Symphonisches Fragment o.op. 148, TrV 231a
Schlagobers: Suite TrV 243a

CD 9 – BALLET SUITES AFTER COUPERIN
Divertimento op. 86, TrV 245b
Tanzsuite o.op. 107, TrV 245

CD 10 – THE WALTZ KING
Der Rosenkavalier: 1. & 2. Walzerfolge
München: Ein Gelegenheitswalzer o.op. 125, TrV 274
Intermezzo: Walzerszene
Der Bürger als Edelmann: Tanz des Küchenjungen
Schlagoberswalzer
München: Ein Gedächtniswalzer

CDs 11 & 12
DER BÜRGER ALS EDELMANN op. 60 III, TrV 228b
Comedy with Dances by Molière
Adapted by Sir Peter Ustinov

CD 13
DES ESELS SCHATTEN AV 300, TrV 294
Comedy in 6 Scenes
Narration: Sir Peter Ustinov

CD 14 – BEETHOVEN / STRAUSS
DIE RUINEN VON ATHEN AV 190, TrV 249
Adaptation by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss,
including pieces from Beethoven’s ballet music Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus op. 43

CD 15 – CHORAL MUSIC
2 Gesänge op. 34, TrV 182
7 vierstimmige Lieder o.op. 67, TrV 92
Cantata o.op. 104, TrV 232: “Tüchtigen stellt das schnelle Glück”
Schwäbische Erbschaft o.op. 83, TrV 134: “Der gnäd’ge Herr von Zavelstein”
Utan svafvel och fosfor o.op. 88, TrV 159
3 Männerchöre o.op. 123, TrV 270
Durch Einsamkeiten o.op. 124, TrV 273
4 Mass Movements in D major o.op. 31, TrV 54