Ein Heldenleben Strauss

Munich Philharmonic & Valery Gergiev - R. Strauss: Don Juan, Ein Heldenleben (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Munich Philharmonic & Valery Gergiev - R. Strauss: Don Juan, Ein Heldenleben (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 65:23 minutes | 615 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Richard Strauss and Munich share a very special connection. Not only was the composer born in Munich, several of his pieces had their world premiere here. His works have been a substantial part of the Munich Philharmonic’s core repertoire ever since and the orchestra has excelled on many occasions. This has become a lasting tradition for the orchestra that principal conductors such as Rudolf Kempe, Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann and now Valery Gergiev have continued and are continuing to grow.
Dorothea Röschmann, RPO, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Dorothea Röschmann, RPO, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:07 minutes | 571 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In a very short time, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has become one of the most sought-after young conductors in the world, popular with orchestras and audiences alike. Recently named as Music Director Designate of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he succeeded Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008. He is also Chief Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. On this the second of four projected discs for BIS, the Rotterdam Philharmonic here perform two of Richard Stauss most popular works: The tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero s Life) has often been described as an autobiographical work.
Orchestre National de Lille, Jean-Claude Casadesus - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Magnard: Chant funèbre (2015)

Orchestre National de Lille, Jean-Claude Casadesus - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Magnard: Chant funèbre (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:07 | 259 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573563

The tone poems of Richard Strauss's early career represent a remarkable extension of the ideas of Liszt and Wagner, and the autobiographical Ein Heldenleben exceeds its predecessors in terms of its demands on the orchestra. Its intricately interwoven sections create a single symphonic movement depicting heroism, love, and ultimately peace.
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
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.
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.
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