Top 10 Richard Strauss works

Gramophone Tue 14th January 2014

The dramatic power and grandeur in the operas and tone-poems Strauss wrote from 1885-1910 has never been equalled.

No 1

Also sprach Zarathustra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner

'Those who have been following RCA's Fritz Reiner Collection will...' Review


No 2

Ein Heldenleben

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan

'For this particular reviewer few orchestral concerts have...' Review


No 3

Metamorphosen

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan

'Karajan's pioneering record with the VPO made in 1947 has only...' Review


No 4

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan

'The playing of the Berlin...' Review


No 5

Horn Concerto No 1

Marie Luise Neunecker (hn) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra / Ingo Metzmacher

'Other notable performances...' Review

 

No 6

Oboe Concerto

François Leleux (ob) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding 

'In the summer of 1945...' Review


No 7

Der Rosenkavalier

Soloists; Bavarian State Orchestra / Carlos Kleiber

'At last this unforgettable performance appears on DVD. Acclaimed on both video...' Review

 

 

No 8

Salome

Soloists; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti

'There is a real sense here of a theatrical performance, as directed...' Review

 

No 9

Elektra

Soloists; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti

'What is undoubtedly one of the greatest performances...' Review

 

No 10

Four Last Songs

Soile Isokoski (sop) Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Marek Janowski 

'Strauss singing doesn’t come...' Review

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