R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben


“explodes off the disc…arrives with a clarity…It is inspired playing.”
– Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Track Listing:

Giuseppe Verdi
1. Overture - Opera "La forza del destino"
Alan Fletcher, Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (World Premiere) [7:48]
2. Allegro [9:34]
3. Andante teneramente [7:36]
4. Presto [5:16]

Richard Strauss: Symphonic Poem "Ein Heldenleben" Op. 40
5. Der Held [3:53]
6. Des Helden Widersacher [3:19]
7. Des Helden Gefährtin [13:16]
8. Des helden Walstatt [7:51]
9. Des helden Friedenswerke [6:08]
10. Des Helden Weltflucht un Vollendung [11:54]

Total playing time: 76:35

Performed By: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Soloist: Michael Rusinek, Clarinet
Concertmaster, Solo Violin: Andrés Cárdenes

This is a Hybrid Multi-Channel, SA-CD that can be played in surround sound on an equipped system or in stereo on a regular CD player. Live Recording May 2008, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh