Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben & Burleske | Antonio Pappano | Bertrand Chamayou | Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia [Warner Classics]

This incident-packed Heldenleben is somewhat compromised by recorded sound that can be fierce and airless, if vivid – compelling in a tumultuous ‘Battle’, as cacophonous, assaultive and thrilling as any I know (although the smallest of scooping details in the right-positioned second violins – track 4, 2’26” – makes me smile), Antonio Pappano and his … Continue reading Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben & Burleske | Antonio Pappano | Bertrand Chamayou | Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia [Warner Classics]