Strauss, Burleske for Piano and Orchestra

A versatile and highly respected conductor, Christoph von Dohnányi has
pursued a remarkable career both in Europe and the United States. After
completing a long tenure as musical director and manager of the Frankfurt
Opera, he was appointed to the same posts at the Hamburg State Opera. In
1984 he succeeded Lorin Maazel as principal conductor of the Cleveland
Orchestra. He became first guest conductor of the London Philharmonic in
1994 as well. His commitment to new music is evident both in concert and in
recordings. He led the premieres of Henze's "Der junge Lord" and "Die
Bassariden". The Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder launched his
international career as a soloist after winning the Lipatti Medal in 1962
and, particularly, the Special Prize in the Van Cliburn Competition in
1966. The "Burleske" was recorded in 1977 at Vienna's Musikvereinssaal in a
concert also featuring Bartók's "The Miraculous Mandarin" Suite and
Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony.

Composer: Richard Strauss
Title: Strauss, Burleske for Piano and Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi
Soloist: Rudolf Buchbinder
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Video Director: Hugo Käch
Genre: Concert
Length: 21 minutes
Cat.No.: A05500631
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