Made in Lithuania
2 audio CDs
© 2020 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
℗ 1988 BBC (Symphonia Domestica) and 2020 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd (Scheherazade)
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 26 January 1988 (Symphonia Domestica) and 9 April 1992 (Scheherazade).
Post-production and Mastering: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions
Total playing time: 89:42
Released: 27 March 2020
CD: Mehta conducts Strauss and Rimsky-Korsakov
LPO conducted by Zubin Mehta
R Strauss Symphonia Domestica
Zubin Mehta conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Nolan leader (Symphonia Domestica)
Henrik Hochschild guest leader (Scheherazade)
These works by two Late Romantic titans offer vastly different experiences of married life: the domestic bliss of a family at the turn of the 20th Century; and the captivating world of the young bride, Scheherazade, whose stories saved her from execution. Conductor Zubin Mehta brings his signature touch to Rimsky-Korsakov’s rich melodies to conjure the intoxicating world of the One Thousand and One Nights, bringing to life tales of Sinbad’s adventures on the high seas, a prince in disguise, and a bustling bazaar. Richard Strauss’s Symphonia Domestica, a heartfelt ode to domestic life, may be on the surface less adventurous, but in grand, lush tones it paints a vibrant picture of daily life for the Strauss family.