Marek Janowski - R. Strauss: Alpine Symphony & Macbeth, Symphonic poem (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:59 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Technically speaking, Eine Alpensinfonie (= An Alpine Symphony) is not a symphony. For after 1911, Richard Strauss rejected his original plan to write a four-movement symphony based on the theme of a Tragedy of an Artist, and instead sat down to write a one-movement symphonic poem. He concentrated on the part he had first designated as the opening movement of the symphony and in which he provided a programmatic description of “the Alps”.