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  PentaTone Classics -
  PTC 5186 052
  Strauss: Waltzes - Kreizberg
  Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz, Op. 437; Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op. 325; Artist's Life, Op. 316; Northsee Pictures, Op. 390; The Blue Danube, Op. 314; Roses from the South, Op. 388

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Yakov Kreizberg (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Site review by Polly Nomial February 8, 2006
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Review by wolfE February 9, 2006 (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
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I highly acclaim this release, because I missed a good DSD-recording of the Strauß-Walzer. Concerning the sound all is said in the above review: One of the best PentaTone-recordings, warm and full, compared for example with the new Schostkowitsch or the Mozart violin concertos, which sound a bit dry.
My rating of the interpretation is a bit less critical: Kreizberg emphasises the melancholic, sometimes morbid parts of this well-known music. For example the Emperor-Waltz gets rid of its military charcacter and sounds new in my ears. I like this perception! On the other hand Kreizberg sometimes distends his concept, so I sometimes would like to hear more of the the contrasts and inner tension of the music. I cannot give five points, but recommend this disc because of its overall qualities and high repertoire value.

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Works: 6  

Johann Strauss II - An der schönen blauen Donau (The beautiful blue Danube), Op. 314
Johann Strauss II - G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op.325
Johann Strauss II - Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), Op. 437
Johann Strauss II - Künstlerleben (Artists' Life), Op. 316
Johann Strauss II - Nordseebilder (North Sea Pictures), Op.390
Johann Strauss II - Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), Op. 388