Strauss: Burleske; Duet-Concertino; Oboe Concerto; Aus Italien; Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme


Strauss: Burleske; Duet-Concertino; Oboe Concerto; Aus Italien; Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Vladimir Ashkenazy; Herbert Blomstedt; Lorin Maazel
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4800404
Barcode
00028948004041
Format
2-CD
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RICHARD STRAUSS
CD1
Burleske in D minor for Piano and Orchestra

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Herbert Blomstedt

Duet-Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon*
Concerto for Oboe & Small Orchestra in D major**

Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet*
Kim Walker, bassoon*
Gordon Hunt, oboe**
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Vladimir Ashkenazy

CD2
Aus Italien, Op. 16

Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Friedrich Gulda, piano
Willi Boskovsky, violin
Emanuel Brabec, cello
Wiener Philharmoniker
Lorin Maazel

Recording information

Recording producers: David Mottley (Burleske); Michael Haas (Duet-Concertino, Oboe Concerto); Andrew Cornall (Aus Italien); Erik Smith (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme)
Recording engineers: Eike Bohm, Martin Atkinson (Burleske); Stanley Goodall (Duet-Concertino, Oboe Concerto); Colin Moorfoot (Aus Italien); Gordon Parry (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme)
Recording locations: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, October 1966 (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme); Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, USA, July 1990 (Aus Italien); Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, January 1991 (Oboe Concerto), December 1991 (Duet-Concertino); Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany, September 2004 (Burleske)

Reviews

‘Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Cleveland Orchestra (in 1990) are fine advocates for this Italy-inspired, four-movement work… Gordon Hunt brings spruce technique and plenty of feeling to the Oboe Concerto…the Burleske (effectively a whimsical piano concerto) finds Jean-Yves Thibaudet revelling in the music’s unpredictability…a nice mix of repertoire on this release’ Classical Source.com

‘a wonderfully ebullient account of Le bourgeois gentilhomme … an absolute gem’ International Record Review