“ It never ceases to amaze me that a recording can be so near the real concert hall experience. Here is an exceptional collection of three of Richard Strauss’ engaging tone poems from Reference Recordings.
With an inspired conductor, Manfred Honeck (from Austria), and a world class orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, recorded live, these performances are bathed in the latest SACD multi-channel sound (courtesy of Sound/Mirror). They have to be heard to be believed.
Without taking up too much space with words which can’t really describe the experience, let me say this recording is the best I have ever heard of these compositions. With overall tonal accuracy, an astounding dynamic range and a feeling that the orchestra was electrically charged, this is simply an amazing encounter…Absolute recommendation!” —Zan Furtwangler, Audiophile Audition
Labels: Audiophile audition, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Review, Strauss