Strauss: Don Quixote (CD)

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Artist:
Daniel Müller-Schott, Herbert Schuch, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

During his long and exceptionally fruitful creative life, Richard Strauss (1864–1949) composed only a few works for the cello. Only three have survived and small as that number may seem, those cello works are critical to the composer’s development. Daniel Muller-Schott sees the early Sonata for cello and piano op. 6 and the late tone poem “Don Quixote” op. 35 as marking the path that was to lead Strauss within the space of a few years from Romanticism to the Modern era in music. The cellist highlights this watershed in Strauss’s artistic development with his own transcriptions, expressly made for this album, of the Lieder “Zueignung” op. 10/1 and “Ich trage meine Minne” op. 32/1.

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Tracklisting:

R Strauss Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV 115
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Andante ma non troppo
3. III. Finale: Allegro vivo

4. R Strauss 8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blätter, Op. 10, TrV 141: No. 1. Zueignung (arr. for cello and piano)
5. R Strauss 5 Lieder, Op. 32, TrV 174: No. 1. Ich trage meine Minne (arr. for cello and piano) 00:02:12

R Strauss Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184
6. Introduction
7. Theme
8. Maggiore
9. Variation 1: Das Abenteur mit den Windmühlen
10. Variation 2: Der Kampf gegen die Hammelherde
11. Variation 3: Gespräche zwischen Ritter und Knappe
12. Variation 4: Das Abenteuer mit der Prozession von Büßern
13. Variation 5: Don Quixotes Wacht in der Sommernacht
14. Variation 6: Die verzauberte Dulzinea
15. Variation 7: Der Ritt durch die Luft
16. Variation 8: Die Fahrt auf dem verzauberten Nachen [Barcarolle]
17. Variation 9: Der Kampf gegen die vermeintlichen Zauberer: der Angriff auf die Mönche
18. Variation 10: Zweikampf mit dem Ritter vom blanken Monde: Heimkehr des geschlagenen Don Quixote
19. Finale: Don Quixotes Tod