Symphonia Domestica", Op. 53 (Domestic Symphony) is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss.
Orchestra – RCA Victor Orchestra (tracks: 6 to 9), Chicago Symphony Orchestra (tracks: 1 to 5). Photography By – Arthur Helmbrecht. Producer – Richard Mohr. Total Playing Time 66:29. Recorded September 27, 1950 (Tod und Verklärung) & November 5, 1956 (Symphonia Domestica). CD comes packaged in a standard plastic jewel case, and includes a 20-page booklet with notes in English, German, French and Italian.
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.
9. RCA Victor Gold Seal. Release group information. Artist: Strauss; Chicago Symphony, RCA Victor Orchestra, Fritz Reiner. Type: Album + Compilation.
Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss. The work is a musical reflection of the secure domestic life so valued by the composer himself and, as such, harmoniously conveys daily events and family life. Of it, Strauss said "My next tone poem will represent a day in my family life. It will be partly lyrical, partly humorous – a triple fugue will bring together Papa, Mama and Baby. Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Death and Transfiguration (1889). Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895). Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1896). 24: I. Largo. Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Fritz Reiner. 33. Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung), Op. 24: II. Allegro molto agitato. Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53: I. Theme. 42. 53: II. Scherzo.
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Strauss, R: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24. 22:49. Along with all the other best-known Strauss tone poems, from ‘Till Eulenspiegel’ to the ‘Sinfonia Domestica’ and ‘Death and Transfiguration’, the new box also contains highlights from two great operas, featuring spine-chilling contributions by the unforgettable sopranos Ljuba Welitsch – as Salome (Metropolitan Opera, 1949) – and Inge Borkh – as both Salome and Elektra (Chicago, 1955–56).
Among Strauss' tone poems, Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) stands out for its concise program of an unnamed artist's demise and the subsequent transformation of his spirit. Unlike Ein Heldenleben, which contained an autobiographical element, Tod und Verklärung is more universal in its expression of dying. Here Strauss does not present a triumphant narrative of individual accomplishment, but rather explores the fleeting images of past experience as they dissolve before a dying person's eyes
Death and Transfiguration: (1950): The earliest session in this boxed set, the recording is "historic" with less detail and more distortion than the later sessions. Symphonia s Gentilhomme" (1956): Back to audiophile quality engineering. It sounds absolutely beautiful. The quality, even of the only mono recording here, the 1950 "Tod und Verklärung", is extraordinarily satisfying; Reiner had the gift of training his virtuoso orchestra into a razor-sharp ensemble without crushing its sense of adventure and spontaneity, so you get to hear performances which combine the advantages of both studio and live playing.
Tracks: Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53 1Bewegt5:22 2Scherzo6:27 3Wiegenlied, Cradle Song6:04 4Adagio12:18 5Finale13:34 Le Bourgois Gentilhomme: Suite, Op. 60 6Overture3:52 7Minuet1:29 8The Fencing Master1:45 9Entrance And Dance Of The Tailors4:43 10Entrance Of Cléonte4:56 11Prelude To Act I. Fritz Reiner - Richard Strauss: Symphonia Domestica (1957). Classical Music Oldies FLAC, APE HD & Vinyl. Tracks: Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53 1 Bewegt 5:22 2 Scherzo 6:27 3 Wiegenlied, Cradle Song 6:04 4 Adagio 12:18 5 Finale 13:34. Le Bourgois Gentilhomme: Suite, Op. 60 6 Overture 3:52 7 Minuet 1:29 8 The Fencing Master 1:45 9 Entrance And Dance Of The Tailors 4:43 10 Entrance Of Cléonte 4:56 11 Prelude To Act II (Intermezzo) 3:15 12 The Dinner 10:09.
|Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53||(43:43)|
|3||Wiegenlied / Cradle Song||5:55|
|Tod Und Verklärung, Op. 24 / Death And Transfiguration||(22:38)|
|6||Glückliche Erinnerungen An Die Kindheit / Happy Memories Of Childhood (Largo)||5:51|
|7||Todeskampf / Life And Death Battle (Allegro Molto Agitato)||3:38|
|8||Träume Des Sterbenden; Tod / Dreams Of The Dying; Death (Meno Mosso, Ma Sempre Alla Breve)||6:58|
|9||Verklärung / Transfiguration (Moderato)||6:11|
- Record Company – BMG Classics
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
- Copyright (c) – BMG Music
- Manufactured By – BMG Music
- Distributed By – BMG Music
- Art Direction – J. J. Stelmach
- Composed By – Richard Strauss
- Conductor – Fritz Reiner
- Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Lewis Layton
- Engineer [Reissue Edition] – David Satz
- Liner Notes – Elizabeth A. Wright
- Liner Notes [French, German & Italian Translations] – Lesley Bernstein Translations, London*
- Orchestra – RCA Victor Orchestra* (tracks: 6 to 9), Chicago Symphony Orchestra* (tracks: 1 to 5)
- Photography By – Arthur Helmbrecht
- Producer – Richard Mohr
- Reissue Producer – John Pfeiffer
- Supervised By [Reissue Edition] – Nathaniel S. Johnson
NotesTotal Playing Time 66:29
Recorded September 27, 1950 (Tod und Verklärung) & November 5, 1956 (Symphonia Domestica)
© 1990 BMG Music
℗ 1990 BMG Music
Made in U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.
CD comes packaged in a standard plastic jewel case, and includes a 20-page booklet with notes in English, German, French and Italian.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 090266038824
- Barcode (Text): 0 9026-60388-2 4
- SPARS Code: ADD
- Matrix / Runout: 603882RG 8/95 1DA5