KEMPE, RUDOLF

R. Strauss: Orchestral Works

9 Compact Disc
18 Nov 2013

Barcode: 5099943178025

Composer: Richard Strauss

Rudolf Kempe’s recordings of Richard Strauss have long been prized for their unparalleled clarity and subtlety in music that has come to define the late-Romantic temperament and its expression of highly strung emotions, whether in a state of Nietzschean exaltation, on the summits of Also sprach Zarathustra and the Alpine Symphony, or in the postwar despair of Metamorphosen. Even in his lighter moods, such as the early and carefree Aus Italien and the late concertos for wind instruments, Strauss loves the complex textures that Kempe and the Staatskapelle Dresden clarify with the utmost skill and sympathy. Now remastered from the original East German master tapes for the first time complete on CD, this classic set has a new depth and brilliance of sound.