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Richard Strauss: The Happy Workshop; Serenade
FR-745 (Reference Recordings, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (11 February 2022)
Playing time: 50'33"
Booklet pages: 24
℗ 2022 Carnegie Mellon University
© 2022 Reference Recordings
Main country of recording: United States of America
Country of manufacture: United States of America
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Richard Strauss: The Happy Workshop; Serenade published on 24 February 2022
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
George Vosburgh, conductor
Richard Strauss (1864-1949):
Symphony for Winds in E flat, Op posth, 'Fröhliche Werkstatt' (Happy Workshop, 1945)
1 Allegro con brio
2 Andantino, sehr gemächlich
3 Menuet, etwas lebhaft
4 Enlietung, (Andante) und Allegro
5 Serenade for Winds in E flat, Op 7 (1881)
Presenting Rare Gems from Richard Strauss: 'The Happy Workshop' and Serenade Op 7, Reference Recordings is proud to present its first album with the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble, conducted and produced by George Vosburgh. Unusual and underperformed repertoire has long been a hallmark of this ensemble's programming. This album exemplifies that, with the pairing of Strauss' 1945 Symphony for Winds in E flat (The Happy Workshop) and his 1881 Serenade for Winds in E flat, Op 7. Notes writer Amanda Vosburgh states: 'Taken together, the Serenade Op 7 and 'The Happy Workshop' form the bookends to a long and diverse body of work, marked by innovative chromaticism and complexity, but tethered at either end to the classical tradition.'