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Aldeburgh Strings and Winds - R. Strauss: Metamorphosen - FonoForum


17 August 2017
FonoForum
Holger Arnold

Unterschiedlichere Stimmungsbilder sind kaum vorstellbar: die Metamophosen für 23 Solostreicher auf der einen, dagegen je ein frühes und ein spätes Bläserwerk auf der anderen Seite. Spiegeln die Metamorphosen 1945 due Erschütterung des greisen Strauss angesichts der Zerstörung seiner geliebten Kulturdenkmäler wider, entstanden die Sinfonie für Bläser (1944/45 fast zeirgleich zu den Metamorphosen) als heitere Referenzen im Geiste Mozarts. Unter der Leitung zweier erfahrener Musiker gelangen den beiden jungen Projektensembles musikalisch sehr brave, handwerklich jedoch perfekte Wiedergaben.
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