R. STRAUSS Symphonia Domestica & Die Tageszeiten

“The moments of hustle and bustle are wonderfully easy-going, while the Berlin RSO's corporate virtuosity is often breathtaking - I can't remember when I last heard the finale's final couple of minutes, from the outrageous whooping horns to the finish line, rattled through with such apparently nonchalant ease.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2015

“The Symphonia Domestica is, in a sense, a sequel to Ein Heldenleben, the joys and sorrows of which it shares and which this performance brilliantly transmits with sharp characterisation of the thematic material, dramatic momentum and a luminous orchestral sound. There is luminosity, too, in the singing and playing of Die Tageszeiten.” The Telegraph, 28th June 2015 ****

“those who don't know the least often heard of the symphonic poems should be amazed by Marek Janowski's sympathetic, detailed interpretation; but even Straussians don't often get to hear Die Tageszeiten…I fell in love with the work, contrary to all previously held common wisdom on its not being very good, and have played it over and over. This would be worth the cost of the disc alone, but Janowski's Domestica is also up there among the best…[you] get to hear more inner detail than on any other recording.” --BBC Music Magazine, October 2015

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