Strauss - Historical Recordings (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Richard Strauss
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Size: 2.35 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 1
1. Symphonia Domestica For Large Orchestra, Op.53
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Cond. Carl Schuricht (1941)

2. Don Juan, Symphonic Poem For Large Orchestra, Op.20
Wiener Philarmoniker
Cond. Clemens Krauss (1950)

1-6 Ein Heldenleben
Symphonic Poem For Large Orchestra, Op.40
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra
Cond. Willem Mengelberg (1941), violin: Ferdinand Helman

7. 2 Sinfonisches Interlude aus Intermezzo, Op.72
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Cond. Sir Thomas Beecham (1947)

8-11. 4 Songs With Orchestra
Peter Anders, tenor
Berliner Philharmoniker
Cond. Wilhelm Furtwangler (1942)

1. Till Eulenspiegel’S Merry Pranks
Berliner Philharmoniker
Cond. Wilhelm Furtwangler (1943)

2-15. Don Quixote, Fantastic Variations On A Chivalrous Theme
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Cond. Fritz Reiner (1941), Cello: Gregor Piatigorsky
16. Tanz der sieben Schleier aus Salome, Op.54
Berliner Philharmoniker
Cond. Richard Strauss (1928)

1. Death And Transfiguration, Symphonic Poem For Large Orchestra, Op.24
Wiener Philarmoniker
Cond. Richard Strauss (1944)

2-10. Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Symphonic Poem Op.30
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Cond. Serge Koussevitztky (1947)

11. Liebesscene from Feuersnot, Op.50
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Cond. Sir Thomas Beecham (1947)

1-9. Orchestral Suite aus [b]”Der Burger als Edelmann”, Op.60
Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra
Cond. Fritz Reiner (1946)

10. Concerto No.1 For Horn And Orchestra In E Flat Major, Op.11
Philharmonia Orchestra
Cond. Aleco Galliera (1947)

CD6 – CD8
Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227)
Die Feldmarschallin, Furstin Werdenberg – Viorica Ursuleac
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerdienau – Ludwig Weber
Octavian, genannt Quinquin – Georgine von Milinkovic
Herr von Faninal – Georg Hann
Sophie, seine Tochter – Adele Kern
Jungfer Marianne Leitmctzerin – Gertrud Riedner
Valzacchi, ein Intrigant – Joszy Trojan-Regar
Annina, seine Begleiterin – Luise Willer
Der Haushofmeister der Feldmarschallin – Theo Reuter
Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal- Emil Graf
Ein Notar – Odo Ruepp
Ein Sanger – Franz Klarwein
Polizeikommissar – Georg Wieter
Ein Wirt – Walter Carnuth
Bayerisches Staatorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Cond. Clemens Krauss (1942)

CD9 – CD10
Elektra, opera
Elektra – Anny Konetzni
Klytamnestra – Martha Moedl
Chrysothemis – Daniza Ilitsch
Orest – Hans Braun
Aegisth – Franz Klarwein
Orchestra Stabile del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Cond. Dimitri Mitropoulos (1950)


  1. I fully agree with celibidache who said “this is canned food”. But … who cares about it, if, sometimes, your brain is able to reconstruct just a little bit of the atmosphere created by strauss … krauss … furtwangler … and you will completely forget the meaning of “sound quality”. This is the intrinsic quality of some of the historical recordings encrypted on this box. Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to transcend the time by listening to these gems.

  2. I’m going on 77 years old; this is the stuff of my earlier years, and before. We’ve had a lot of technological advances; but these guys were great!

    Thanks for the memories!

    Bob (not Hope)

  3. Nice to hear the old recordings! Technical quality of a recording is not always most important.

  4. I have in olds LP some of these recordings. So, thank for sharing. Best regards.

  5. It’ll be a pleasure to hear the likes of Mengelberg, Krauss, Schuricht and others in Strauss. Thanks you very much!

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