September 22, 2021

Eine Alpensinfonie praised in BR Klassik

… this live recording is one of the best recordings in the extensive discography of the “Alpensinfonie”

Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie from Vladimir Jurowski and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin received a wonderful review in BR Klassik and is named Album of the Week. Written by Fridemann Leipold.

Critics and self-proclaimed classical music connoisseurs like to turn up their noses when they talk about Richard Strauss’s “Alpine Symphony”: too naive, too pompous, too kitschy. No way – Vladimir Jurowski and his Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin show in their live recording from 2019. With such precise workmanship, organically kept flowing and dynamically differentiated, the “Alpine Symphony” has nothing to do with the cliché of the widescreen film score. Rather, Jurwoski traces the philosophical thoughts about the unchangeable life cycle on which the monstrous score is based.

Photo by Simon Pauly

Read the full review in BR Klassik