Eugen Jochum & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels, Don Juan, Der Rosenkavalier by Eugen Jochum (1960/2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Eugen Jochum & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels, Don Juan, Der Rosenkavalier by Eugen Jochum (1960/2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:49 minutes | 954 MB | Genre: Classical
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Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28, is a tone poem written in 1894–95 by Richard Strauss. It chronicles the misadventures and pranks of the German peasant folk hero Till Eulenspiegel, who is represented by two themes. The first, played by the horn, is a lilting melody that reaches a peak, falls downward, and ends in three long, loud notes, each progressively lower. The second, for D clarinet, is crafty and wheedling, suggesting a trickster doing what he does best. (Till Eulenspiegel is a well-known Schnickelfritz.)

Don Juan, Op. 20, is a tone poem in E major for large orchestra written by the German composer Richard Strauss in 1888. The work is based on Don Juans Ende, a play derived from an unfinished 1844 retelling of the tale by poet Nikolaus Lenau after the Don Juan legend which originated in Renaissance-era Spain. Strauss reprinted three excerpts from the play in his score. In Lenau’s rendering, Don Juan’s promiscuity springs from his determination to find the ideal woman. Despairing of ever finding her, he ultimately surrenders to melancholy and wills his own death. It is singled out by Carl Dahlhaus as a “musical symbol of fin-de-siècle modernism”, particularly for the “breakaway mood” of its opening bars.

Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is loosely adapted from Louvet de Couvrai’s novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas and Molière’s comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. It was first performed at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden on 26 January 1911 under the direction of Max Reinhardt, with Ernst von Schuch conducting. Until the premiere, the working title was Ochs auf Lerchenau. (The choice of the name Ochs is not accidental, as “Ochs” means “ox”, which describes the Baron’s manner.)

1-1. Eugen Jochum – Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 (2024 Remastered, Amsterdam 1960) (14:48)
1-2. Eugen Jochum – Don Juan, Op. 20 (2024 Remastered, Amsterdam 1960) (16:19)
1-3. Eugen Jochum – Walzerfolge (Waltz) No.1 aus Der Rosenkavalier, TrV 227c (2024 Remastered, Amsterdam 1960) (11:16)
1-4. Eugen Jochum – Walzerfolge (Waltz) No.2 aus Der Rosenkavalier, TrV 227a (2024 Remastered, Amsterdam 1960) (07:26)


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