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.
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.
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.
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.
Arturo Toscanini: The Complete RCA Collection: Box Set 72 CD Part 2 (2012)

Arturo Toscanini: The Complete RCA Collection: Box Set 72 CD Part 2 (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,34 Gb | Covers 6 Mb
Label: RCA Red Seal | Release Year: 2012

Back by popular demand, The Toscanini Collection is a reissue of RCA's 1992 compendium that encompassed all of the recordings Toscanini made with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and NBC Symphony. A new addition to this amazing collection is his approved recordings with the BBC Symphony from the 1930s that were not included in the 1992 edition.