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New on takt1: Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Concert

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Music from Metselaar, Korngold & Strauss: Andrés Orozco-Estrada's inaugural concert as the new chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony.

  • Andrés Orozco-Estrada | Copyright: © Peter Rigaud

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Peter Rigaud

A new chapter begins for the Vienna Symphony: with this concert, Andrés Orozco-Estrada makes his debut as their new chief conductor. Full of energy, elegance and esprit, he leads the way through a festive program, beginning with the premiere of a commission from Dutch composer Carlijn Metselaar, appropriately entitled a “Fanfare”. This is followed by sumptuous orchestral lieder by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, works that carry the flowery perfumed scent of the early 20th century, sung here by Christiane Karg.

Finally, in the second part comes Richard Strauss' great Heldenleben or “Hero's Life”. The title was almost certainly a reference to Strauss himself, whether meant ironically or not. With his tone poems, the young Strauss established himself as the most brilliant representative of modern German music of the end of the 19th century. An evening of magnificent music.

English title Metselaar, Korngold & Strauss: "Vorfreude", Songs & "Ein Heldenleben"
Original title Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Christiane Karg, The Vienna Symphony
Recording location Wiener Konzerthaus
Recording date 10.10.2020
Production year 2020
Production Company takt1
Co-Production Company sone|media
Producer Simeon Klein
Director Michael Ciniselli
Sound Engineer Georg Burdicek
English title of music work A Hero's Life, Op. 40
Composer Richard Strauss
Orchestra / Band The Vienna Symphony
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada

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