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Rudolf Kempe - Death And Transfiguration album

Rudolf Kempe - Death And Transfiguration album

Death And Transfiguration, Op. 24. 22:23. B1. Till Eulespiegel´s Merry Pranks, Op. 28. 14:33. Death And Transfiguration ‎(LP, Album, Quad). 8 26 437. Richard Strauss - Rudolf Kempe, Staatskapelle Dresden.

Rudolf Kempe all recorded Strauss extensively and very well. However, Kempe has the most "complete" set, and arguably the best orchestra and sound. Speaking of the sound, each disc jacket loudly shouts "Newly re-mastered from the original source tapes". 40, TrV 190: Entsagung 10. Walzerfolgen aus Der Rosenkavalier, TrV 227a & 227c (Arr. Kempe) 11. Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24, TrV 158 12. Capriccio, Op.

Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung), Op. 24, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss. Strauss began composition in the late summer of 1888 and completed the work on 18 November 1889. The work is dedicated to the composer's friend Friedrich Rosch. The music depicts the death of an artist. At Strauss's request, this was described in a poem by the composer's friend Alexander Ritter as an interpretation of Death and Transfiguration, after it was composed.

40, TrV 190: Entsagung 10.

Richard Strauss; Rudolf Kempe. Type: Album + Compilation.

Rudolf Kempe gained his greatest fame with his EMI recordings of Richard Strauss, and here the main work, Ein Heldenleben from 1972, is generously filled out with Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils and Death and Transfiguration, a total of 75 min. The original LPs and earlier CD issues didn't have the best sound, but in this new remastering the old murkiness is cleaned up and they sound very good. Death and Transfiguration combines religiosity with a lurid deathbed scene that invites us to eavesdrop on every twitch and gasp of a dying man before he is filled with divine illumination at the end. Here, Kempe's chasteness seems more appropriate. Don't expect the tension and trhills of Karajan or Bruno Walter in his classic mono reading on Sony-we are closer to Haitink's style of Strauss playing.

Tracklist

A1 Death And Transfiguration, Op. 24 22:23
B1 Till Eulespiegel´s Merry Pranks, Op. 28 14:33
B2 Dance Of The Seven Veils From "Salome" 8:32

Credits

  • Composed By – Richard Strauss
  • Conductor – Rudolf Kempe
  • Orchestra – Dresden State Orchestra*
  • Producer – David Mottley

Notes

Seraphim stereo/Quadraphonic

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
8 26 437 Richard Strauss, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe Richard Strauss, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe - Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche / Salomes Tanz / Tod Und Verklärung ‎(LP, Album) ETERNA 8 26 437 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1974
8 26 437 Richard Strauss - Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe Richard Strauss - Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe - Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche / Salomes Tanz / Tod Und Verklärung ‎(LP) ETERNA 8 26 437 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1980
EL 16798 Strauss* - Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe Strauss* - Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe - Till Eulenspiegel von Richard Strauss ‎(LP) Ex Libris EL 16798 Switzerland Unknown
S-60297 Rudolf Kempe Death And Transfiguration ‎(LP, Album) Seraphim S-60297 US 1978
8 26 437 Richard Strauss, Rudolf Kempe, Staatskapelle Dresden Richard Strauss, Rudolf Kempe, Staatskapelle Dresden - Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche, Salomes Tanz, Tod Und Verklärung ‎(LP, RE, Blu) ETERNA 8 26 437 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1985