But for lovely and loving performances of Strauss' Don Quixote and Le bourgeois gentilhomme, these performances conducted by the composer himself cannot be beat. Strauss was not a histrionic conductor and his performances were simple, efficient, and to the point, the point being that the music speaks for itself and does not need an interpreter.
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Strauss was a great conductor and his readings of his own music are quite revealing, frequently different from what you normally hear. I would cite the beginning of Ein Heldenleben as an example. The only conductor to match Strauss' energy and intensity is Toscanini, and the latter goes a bit over-board in my opinion.
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交響詩《唐吉訶德》Strauss, Richard Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184-----1. » Introdu...
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Don Quixote, Op. 35 is a tone poem by Richard Strauss for cello, viola, and orchestra. Subtitled Phantastische Variationen über ein Thema ritterlichen Charakters (Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character), the work is based on the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Strauss composed this work in Munich in 1897.
Don Quixote, Op.35 (Strauss, Richard) Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 3 sections Introduzione Tema con 10 variazioni Finale Composition Year 1897 Genre Categories: