Kent Nagano conducts:
- Works by Schumann, Wagner and Richard Strauss
Performed by the Bavarian State Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano
The key feature of this orchestra is its warm and dark string sound, having been developed by performing the great operas of Mozart, Wagner, and by playing the works of Richard Strauss.
As an opera orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra is flexible and sensitive to the emotions of a score, and this has made them into an exceptional ensemble.
On this CD, we get to hear the following:
- Konzertstück for four horns, Op. 86
Performed by Johannes Dengler (horn), Franz Draxinger (horn), Rainer Schmitz (horn) & Maximilian Hochwimmer (horn)
- Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” represents an important aspect in the orchestra’s tradition. And Kent Nagano and the Bavarian State Orchestra give the listener a wonderful rendition of this work.
Strauss’ late work “Metamorphosen” for 23 solo strings marks the end of a musical era. This piece symbolizes contemplation of the past and closure, and at the same time the beginning of a new age.
Here is the Bavarian State Orchestra with Robert Schumann: Konzertstück In F For 4 Horns & Orchestra
And here is Kent Nagano with Richard Strauss’ “Metamorphosen”, for 23 solo strings:
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