FLEMING, RENEE In Concert. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann. Opus Arte 2DVDs
RENÉE FLEMING IN CONCERT
R. STRAUSS Lieder, Eine Alpensinfonie
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Two unforgettable evenings showcase the artistry of Renée Fleming alongside Christian Thielemann’s mastery of the Austro-German Romantic idiom. The Salzburg Festival honours one of its founding fathers, Richard Strauss, and the Staatskapelle Dresden draws on the deep well of its living Bruckner tradition. The mixed vocal and
symphonic programmes feature five lieder by the prolific songsmith Hugo Wolf in addition to four of Strauss’s finest, and an opera scene featuring Fleming in one of her career-defining roles, Arabella.
At Dresden’s Semperoper, the Staatskapelle’s then newly appointed music director leads them in Bruckner’s lyric Seventh in which the composer mourns the death of Wagner, whereas in Salzburg, Thielemann helms the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the spectacular mountain journey of Strauss’s titanic Alpine Symphony.
‘‘…A Magician on the Podium... Thielemann did what he can arguably do like no one else... weaving sonic marvels out of music of the Romantic period’’ (Die Welt)
‘‘Fleming sings gloriously and the result is ravishing’’ (Gramophone)
Running time: 190 minutes
Sound format: LPCM 2.0, DTS Digital Surround (DVD)
Opus Arte 2DVDs OA1258BD
|Release Period||January 2018|