Markus Stenz conducts
Richard Strauss -
'... a resounding success ...'
Richard Strauss's tone poems are some of the most vivid examples of programme music in the classical canon. Blessed with a gift for thematic invention and orchestral color, the composer brings unprecedented life to the stories he seeks to animate and conveys the nuance of their multi-dimensional characters with prodigious imagination.
Hyperion's latest recording of Don Quixote and Till Eulenspiegel, performed by Gürzenich-Orchester Köln under the baton of Markus Stenz, is a resounding success in this respect. Whether it be to depict the contrasting personalities of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho or the numerous faces of troublemaker and folk hero Till Eulenspiegel, the programmatic task at hand is always executed with conviction under Stenz's watch...
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