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In The Studio: Søndergård
This recording will be the first in a new series with Thomas Søndergård and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as Søndergård takes up his extended role as Music Director with the RSNO from the start of the 2018:19 season. The programme features music by Richard Strauss and will be released in Spring 2019 to coincide with a US tour.
The tone poem tells the epic story of an imaginary hero and offers a stirring introduction to the world of the German Romantics. Following a concert performance of Ein Heldenleben in March 2018 The Scotsman stated: "From the swaggering confidence of Strauss’s bounding heroic theme to the gleefully grotesque carpings of his critics, Søndergård delivered a bold, utterly committed account – this is clearly music that matters to him." The recording also includes the concert suite from Der Rosenkavalier in which Strauss’s colourful and evocative orchestration recalls many favourite moments from his most popular opera.