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Metamorphosis: Music of Richard Strauss, Edward Elgar, and Samuel Barber

The Smithsonian Chamber Players conducted by Kenneth Slowik

BMG/deutsche harmonia mundi 0 5472 77343 2.

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings (1945)

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Edward Elgar: Elegy, Op. 58; Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 20


                                                      recorded 1994


This is a recording to put alongside Herbert van Karajan’s; to these ears Slowik’s interpretation is no less beautiful, and is keener and more particular.
Strings, September/October 1996
On this album: 
The album Metamorphosis was also released in Europe under the same number, but with different packaging, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. The performance of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings may also be heard on the album Barber’s Adagio (BMG/RCA Gold Seal 09026-68768-2), and on the anthology "Adventures in Early Music" (BMG/deutsche harmonia mundi 09026-68859-2).