Thielemann Conducts Richard Strauss
Director: Michael Beyer
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 1 h 35 min.
16:9 shot in 1080i HD | stereo & 5.1 surround sound
© 2011, a BFMI production for Unitel in cooperation with Salzburger Festival and Classica
A ma­gic­al even­ing at the Salzburg Fest­iv­al: sop­rano Renée Flem­ing, con­duct­or Chris­ti­an Thiele­mann and the Wien­er Phil­har­monik­er per­form works by Richard Strauss – ‘one of those mu­sic­al events that prove that ex­cel­lence truly is pos­sible’ (El País).

In her in­ter­pret­a­tion of four songs for voice and or­ches­tra by Richard Strauss, along with a scene from “Ar­a­bella”, Flem­ing wanders along the sum­mits of vo­cal artistry as a diva who dares to pro­ject the in­ner­most emo­tions of the mu­sic she sings. Without a trace of bom­bast or heav­i­ness, Thiele­mann and the Phil­har­monik­er elab­or­ate, as Der Stand­ard writes, ‘a new vis­ion of the Alpine Sym­phony’ that is char­ac­ter­ized by a “cham­ber-mu­sic-like trans­par­ency”.
Richard Strauss
Be­freit op. 39/4
Win­ter­liebe op. 48/5
Traum durch die Dämmer­ung op. 29/1
Ges­ang der Apol­lo­priester­in op. 33/2
Scene from the op­era Ar­a­bella
Eine Al­pensin­fonie op. 64
Renée Flem­ing, sop­rano
Vi­enna Phil­har­mon­ic
Chris­ti­an Thiele­mann, con­duct­or