Strauss
Eine Alpensinfonie/Till Eulenspiegel
Semyon Bychkov
Hänssler

4 star rating

Bychkov and his Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra prove themselves top-rank Straussians, showcasing the Alpine ascent with gleaming strings, majestic brass and a wonderful sense of spaciousness.

The descent is no less opulent, and Strauss’s prankster-portrait makes a playful coupling. Both performances are full of character.

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