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Label:
  PentaTone Classics - http://www.pentatonemusic.com/
Serial:
  PTC 5186 339
Title:
  Strauss: Alpine Symphony, Macbeth - Janowski
Description:
  Richard Strauss: Alpine Symphony, Macbeth

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Marek Janowski (conductor)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Orchestral
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  DSD
Recording info:
 

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Reviews: 3

Site review by Castor August 7, 2009
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Review by krisjan September 29, 2009 (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Review by gonzostick November 11, 2009 (3 of 23 found this review helpful)
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No, that is NOT a pipe organ on this disc. It sounds like a Rogers analog electronic organ. UGH, another 3-manual radio!!! Maybe they can rent an Allen digital instrument from Macungie, Pennsylvania, for the next big program that requires an organ.

The performance is excellent but this piece of music is Strauss at his note-spinning worst. The textures and colors are glorious, but taking this trip up this mountain is not exactly rewarding, and that is NOT the fault of the musicians. The orchestra plays brilliantly for the conductor and the sound is excellent.

In spite of the the effort required to bring off this work, which the Pittsburgh musicians do very fluidly, the work remains, at best, a third-rate piece of drivel.

So, enjoy this deep-friend Twinkie mit schlag...

This work is deservedly neglected... The themes are retarded and they just drone on and on. No amount of brilliant orchestration will turn lack of inspiration into great art.

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Works: 2  

Richard Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), TrV 233 Op. 64
Richard Strauss - Macbeth, TrV 163 Op. 23