Rare HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Orfeo) Richard Strauss – Symphony For Winds (Sawallisch)

front-small-boxsetBoth of Richard Strauss’ Sonatinas for winds are late works. They were written in the closing years of the Second World War and their composition coincided with some of the most terrible events in contemporary history. Despite this both are reflective rather than overtly pessimistic in mood, although the Sonatina No 1, which is scored for sixteen instruments, carries the subtitle ‘From an Invalid’s Workshop’. The Sonatina No 2, which is more substantial and was published as Symphonie für Bläser (Symphony for Winds), finds Strauss in lighter mood and the title of ‘Happy Workshop’ reflects its dedication to “the shade of the immortal Mozart at the end of a life full of thankfulness”.
The two Sonatinas, with their subconscious references to Capriccio, Der Rosenkavalier and other masterpieces, capture Strauss at his most mercurial without the bombast of some of his larger scale works. Given the popularity of the Oboe Concerto and Metamorphosen, both of which date from the same period, the neglect of the two Sonatinas is a mystery.

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestra: Winds Academy Of Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Vinyl (1982)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Orfeo
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 748 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 Analyzed folder: /96k Strauss – Symphony For Wind Instruments – Sawallisch
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR14        -0.69 dB     -18.74 dB     A1 Allegro con Brio.aif
 DR13        -4.57 dB     -23.34 dB     A2 Andantino, Sehr Gemaechlich.aif
 DR14        -1.72 dB     -20.21 dB     B1 Menuet, Etwas Lebhaft.aif
 DR14        -0.31 dB     -19.73 dB     B2 Introcuction And Allegro.aif
 Number of files:    4
 Official DR value:    DR14


Ripping Info


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