Wednesday 4 May 2016

Forbes CD of the Week: Strauss Symphonia Domestica & Die Tageszeiten



"The performance of Janowski and the Berlin RSO, too, would merit greater discussion: It’s one of the most colorful, convincing, and great-sounding recordings of the work yet."

 

We are proud to share with you that our release of "Richard Strauss - Symphonia Domestica & Die Tageszeiten for male chorus and Orchestra" performed by Marek JanowskiRundfunk-Sinfonieorchester BerlinRundfunkchor Berlin was selected to be the "CD of the Week" on Forbes! Read a fragment of the review below.

 

Richard Strauss, Sinfonia Domestica, The Hours of the Day, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Radio Chorus Berlin, Marek Janowski (conductor), Pentatone SACD
 
It’s easy to be dismissive about Richard Strauss’ Sinfonia Domestica, with its purported or actual depiction of his eggs sunny-side-up for breakfast, afternoon nap, and a digestive movement (ma non troppo). And although it’s likely Strauss was deliberately poking fun at the symphonic tradition with his juxtaposition of the most banal topicality, he didn’t compose his 9th (of 10) tone poem just as a lark.
 

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It’s terrific, post-Salome, pre-Rosenkavalier Strauss at his very best orchestral treatment. Aside, are not all his operas ultimately about very domestic and every-day human issues? The performance of Janowski and the Berlin RSO, too, would merit greater discussion: It’s one of the most colorful, convincing, and great-sounding recordings of the work yet.

Jens F. Laurson

Read the complete review here.

Photo Credit: Mike Froehling