Richard Strauss: Don Quixote

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote - Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola)

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote - Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola)

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | frontcover embedded, seperate High-def JPEG | ~220 Mb
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote • Romanze • Till Eulenspiegel - Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Schiff, Halmann

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote* • Romanze** • Till Eulenspiegel - Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Heinrich Schiff (cello)* **, Dietmar Hallmann (viola) *

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | frontcover embedded, seperate High-def JPEG | ~289 Mb
Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - R. Strauss: Don Quixote (1976/2017) [24/96]

Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - R. Strauss: Don Quixote (1976/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:49 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Commanding the podium with his slender figure, theatrical shock of hair and penetrating blue eyes, Herbert von Karajan projected the hieratic image of the conductor as officiant of some quasi-mystic rite. And anyone who ever saw him conduct live or on his many audiovisual recordings will agree that in his performances, music did indeed become a religion and Karajan its high-priest. Karajan (1908-1989) embodied classical music in the general consciousness as an epoch-making conductor, media star, opera producer, festival director and festival founder.
Mischa Maisky, Lars Anders Tomter, Czech PO, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Strauss: Don Quixote (2001/2009) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Mischa Maisky, Lars Anders Tomter, Czech PO, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Strauss: Don Quixote (2001/2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:20 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,75 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers incl. | 1,27 GB

Mischa Maisky (cello), Lars Anders Tomter (viola) and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy performs Richard Strauss' "Don Quixote (Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character)" & "Symphonic Poem "Death and Transfiguration" on this Japanese SACD. A pure DSD recording.
Strauss conducts Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven (Richard Strauss) (2014)

Strauss conducts Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven (Richard Strauss) (2014)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 1.65 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog N.: 479 2703 | TT: 434 min

Strauss sits alongside Mahler as a leading conductor – as well as composer - of his age, winning plaudits and support even before the age of 20 from contemporaneous luminaries such as Hans von Bülow. In fact between them, Mahler and Strauss controlled the two most powerful opera houses in the world in their mid-Thirties, with Strauss in Berlin and Mahler in Vienna.
Strauss: Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegel - Markus Stenz, Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra (2013)

Strauss: Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegel - Markus Stenz, Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67960

Strauss’s ‘Fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character’, as Don Quixote is subtitled, is one of the composer’s most popular tone poems, principally because of the beautifully drawn central characters of the Don (performed by a solo cellist) and Sancho Panza (viola). These roles are luxuriously cast in this new recording, being taken by Hyperion artists Alban Gerhardt and Lawrence Power. The merry tale of Till Eulenspiegel completes this release.
Richard Strauss. Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration; Rosenkavalier Suite - New York Philharmonic; Lorin Maazel

Richard Strauss. Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration; Dance of the Seven Veils; Rosenkavalier Suite - New York Philharmonic; Lorin Maazel
Classical | 1 CDs | EAC Rip | 359 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue+MD5 | Full scans | RS Links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

Lorin Maazel usually is a very good Strauss conductor, and he's at his best in these live recordings. He launches Don Juan with considerable gusto, and only the quiet passage before the famous horn theme sounds as if it could move a bit more purposefully forward. The orchestra plays extremely well, as it does in Death and Transfiguration, an interpretation full of excitement and (at the end) exaltation, and without a trace of the affectation that sometimes mars Maazel's work. The truth is, he has such a fine podium technique that it sometimes seems he does things because he can, rather than because he should–but not here. This performance, and the smoldering, sultry, deliciously trashy Salomé's Dance, are the disc's highlights. The Rosenkavalier Suite closes the program in ebullient fashion, though the music itself isn't quite so much fun as the other items on the program. The live sonics are good, a touch raw at the climaxes, but very acceptable. I do wish, though, that the applause had been edited out. Recommended.
-David Hurwitz

Strauss: Don Quixote / Romanze in F for Cello & Orchestra  Music

Posted by trackball at June 14, 2008
Strauss: Don Quixote / Romanze in F for Cello & Orchestra

Strauss: Don Quixote / Romanze in F for Cello & Orchestra
Classical | FLAC, Individual | 1 CD, Covers | 281 MB | May 23, 2000
Zubin Mehta - Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss (2016) (8CD Box Set)

Zubin Mehta - Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss (2016) (8CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 1,82 Gb | Scans (300 dpi, JPG) > 14mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony

The other major orchestral release here features the Richard Strauss recordings conducted for Sony Classical by Zubin Mehta.
Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 102+29 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Mstislav Rostropovich did more for the advancement of the cello than probably any other artist since Pablo Casals. Even after his sad passing in 2007 at the age of 80, is musical influence is felt not only in the cello community, but among orchestral musicians as well. This Deutsche Grammophon DVD is among the many tributes to Rostropovich that have surfaced over the short time since his passing. It features the Schumann Concerto and Bloch's Schelomo with Leonard Bernstein and the Orchestre National de France and Strauss' Don Quixote with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. All of these performances are given their first DVD release here. Schumann and Bloch are given intense, riveting performances by Rostropovich and orchestra alike. Any other cellist who played with as much force and aggression would be accused of overplaying, but with Rostropovich the intensity and conviction of his playing are what make the entire performance.