Ein Heldenleben Strauss

Herbert von Karajan - Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben / Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll (1996/2016)

Herbert von Karajan - Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben / Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 65:23 min | 1.25 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 1996/2016

You have to hand it to Strauss: using his success as the basis for a 40-minute tone poem suggests no limit to confidence. It was, of course, the end of the century (1898) and a self-celebratory mood was in the air. Yet there's no lack of conviction in the music either. From a powerful opening depicting "the hero" (the composer), we move through a vicious scherzo–the critics!–to an extended love scene with the hero's companion.
Anna Netrebko, Staatskapelle Berlin - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben (2014) [24/96]

Anna Netrebko, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim -
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben (2014)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:22 minutes | 1,29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Saving the best for last in the Richard Strauss anniversary 2014. The world s most luxurious soprano, Anna Netrebko, sings Richard Strauss sumptuous Four Last Songs, accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim. An irresistible, all-star combination. The live recording will take place in Berlin, this month. It is a charity concert.
Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 (1959) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014] PS3

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 (1959) [Japan 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:43 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 876 MB
Japanese SHM-SACD / This version uses the DSD master made by Emil Berliner Studios, Germany in 2014
Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30; Ein Heldenleben, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 40 -
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 437 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: RCA Red Seal/BMG | Year of release: 2004

Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner

Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com essential recording
This recording was the hi-fi demo disc of the 1950s. On CD, it still sounds pretty incredible; an achievement as remarkable technically as it is musically. And what playing! Fritz Reiner sadistically enjoyed driving his players to despair. There's a famous story about principal trumpeter Adolph (Bud) Herseth, who played his tricky little fanfare at the beginning of the second half of Zarathustra so perfectly so many times that even Reiner finally gave up. Most critics and Strauss lovers consider Reiner's performance of A Hero's Life to be the best ever committed to disc, and I'd be the last one to disagree. This is one of those recordings where everything just went right.
–David Hurwitz
Netrebko, Barenboim - Strauss: Four Last Songs, Ein Heldenleben (2014)

Netrebko, Barenboim - Strauss: Four Last Songs, Ein Heldenleben (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 321 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 167 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002188002

Saving the best for last in the Richard Strauss anniversary 2014. The world’s most luxurious soprano, Anna Netrebko, sings Richard Strauss’ sumptuous Four Last Songs, accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim. An irresistible, all-star combination.
Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben / Salome (Closing Scene); NDRSO / Donald Runnicles (2001)

Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben / Salome (Closing Scene)
NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Hamburg / Alessandra Marc, soprano / Donald Runnicles
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 284 MB | Full Artwork: 33 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Teldec # 8573-89365-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Donald Runnicles is a highly successful Scottish conductor who mostly worked in opera houses until the 1990s, the decade he successfully branched out into the concert hall. He has generally divided his career equally between operatic and symphonic conducting since. Though he has worked extensively in the U.K. and Germany, he may be better known for his activity in the U.S. as conductor of the San Francisco Opera (since 1992), as principal guest conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and for his many popular recordings on the American label Telarc…
Richard Strauss - Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker - Ein Heldenleben & Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (2007)

Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 & Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 315 MB | Full Artwork: 25 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 00289 477 7156 GM | Country/Year: Germany 2007 (1959/1973)
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…Karajan isn't performing the work: he's living it. The sweep and swagger of the opening theme, the imperious power of the battle music, the expansive monumentality of the closing pages: this isn't an act for Karajan; this is life itself. (…) anyone who loves either Ein Heldenleben or Der Helden Karajan who doesn't already know this recording is urged to check it out." 4,5/5 ~AMG
Strauss, R: - Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Metamorphosen, etc. – San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Don Juan; Rosenkavalier Waltzes; Metamorphosen –
San Francisco Symphony; Gewandhausorchester ; Herbert Blomstedt

Classical | 2 CDs | EAC Rip | 776 MB (3% recovery) | Complete scans | FLAC +LOG+CUE Publisher: Decca | Recorded: 1990, 1994, 1998, 2005 | Published: 2012

Strauss, R: - Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Metamorphosen, etc. – San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt

Blomstedt’s singular view of Also sprach Zarathustra reflects his deep knowledge of and experience with the piece… The San Francisco Symphony plays masterfully, its characteristic warm sound allied with a virtuoso polish that nonetheless conveys a sense of discovery… Blomstedt’s Ein Heldenleben is one of the most beautifully rendered performances on disc.- Victor Carr Jr.
Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche,  Ein Heldenleben (2009)

Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche; Ein Heldenleben (2009)
Philarmonia Orchestra, cond. Christoph von Dohnányi
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 270 Mb | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 136 MB
Classical/Symphony | Label: Signum Classics | 59:03

The two works were both recorded live at London's Royal Festival Hall, but over six years apart – Till Eulenspiegel in June 2001, before the hall's renovation, and Ein Heldenleben in late 2007 – and Signum's sound is refreshingly natural; it's a bit uncharitable to say it captures the performances 'warts and all', yet there's an honesty about engineering that employs a natural dynamic range and avoids upholstering the sound. Till Eulenspiegel is a work that delights gleefully in its brilliant surface, making few pretentions to metaphysical profundity. Ein Heldenleben, at three times the length, might similarly avoid excessive philosophising, yet requires a sure hand to prevent it degenerating into overblown pomp.
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben • Elgar: Enigma Variations - Bernard haitink, RCO/LPO

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 • Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra, Op. 36 ("Enigma")*
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra*

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | front- & back covers, High-def JPEG | ~407 Mb