Plus Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto Number 4Strauss loved the Alps and long dreamed of writing a piece based on them. When he finally found the time to do so in 1914, he went all-out for his new symphonic homage to the mountains. The orchestra wasn’t just swollen to 150 players, it included 12 off-stage horns as well as wind and thunder machines. Strauss’s magnificent journey from tentative sunrise to transcendent sunset has to be heard live to similarly long-breathed phrases and magnetic impulse of Rachmaninoff’s final piano concerto.
- Vladimir Jurowski: conductor
- Alexey Zuev: piano
- London Philharmonic Orchestr
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