Richard Strauss: Josephs Legende by R. Strauss was released Jun 12, 2007 on the Channel Classics label.
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||A bit of a letdown|
Allright, so I wasn't totally disappointed as i knew what to expect more or less. I had heard substantial excerpts of this ballet before and I knew it was a shameless Strauss pastiche. Maestro Fischer, on the other hand, seems to think that it's a neglected masterpiece and treats it as such. I say it's mainly insipid Salome and Rosenkavalier leftovers, with some long stretches of bombastic pseudo-oriental nonsense, but still a lot of fun. Obviously a tongue-in-cheek potboiler written for a lot of money from Diaghilev. I was just hoping that a complete recording would shed a different light on the piece, but no matter. As I said, it's great tongue-in-cheek fun and the sound is spectacular.
By rlara (Miami, FL, USA)
||Somewhat disappointing work|
From reading other reviews, I was led to believe that we had another Ein Heldenleben here. This work is not that memorable, although it has its moments, and the coda is thrilling. The SACD recording itself is as good as it gets.
By frankparis (Portland, OR, USA)
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Richard Strauss: Josephs Legende Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7446684|
|Release Date||Jun 12, 2007|
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