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Rudolf Kempe conducts Strauss and Dvořák

BBC Proms, 1974 and 1975

Rudolf Kempe conducts Strauss and Dvořák BBC Proms, 1974 and 1975

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Deeply felt and masterful, Kempe's performance of Ein Heldenleben at the 1974 Prom concert was described by the critic Joan Chissell as winning him "a hero's ovation and rightly." She wrote that "no one now before the public is better able to transform Strauss from a plebeian into an aristocrat."

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Program

  • Richard Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
    • 1. The Hero
    • 2. The Hero's Adversaries
    • 3. The Hero's Companion
    • 4. The Hero's Deeds of War
    • 5. The Hero's Works of Peace
  • Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
    • 1. Adagio - Allegro molto
    • 2. Largo
    • 3. Scherzo
    • 4. Allegro con fuoco

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Brian Large
    • Ron Isted
  • Venue: Royal Albert Hall (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 28/08/1974 ; 29/08/1975
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min
  • Production: © BBC Worldwide Limited, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Rudolf Kempe | Conductor
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