CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA - STRAUSS: THREE TONE POEMS SUPER-AUDIO CD
This fourth release for The Cleveland Orchestra's own label again showcases the unparalleled artistry, refined Polish, and emotional power of this ensemble under the direction of Franz Welser-Mst. The album features three of Richard Strauss's early tone poems, providing a tantalizing window into Welser-Mst's reputation as a renowned conductor of Strauss's music. Strauss wrote a total of nine tone poems-orchestral works that depict a storyline. Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks are among his earliest successes and became instant hits with audiences worldwide. These Cleveland Orchestra recordings were captured in September and October 2021. The album includes a 40-page booklet featuring an essay by Franz Welser-Mst about Strauss's tone poems and artistry, along with program notes about each piece and an overview of Strauss' career and legacy.