A HERO’S LIFE! Never one to shirk admiration, Strauss wrote a gigantic tone poem in his own honor. His opera THE WOMAN WITHOUT A SHADOW is full of brilliant orchestral interludes. Erich Leinsdorf’s suite is given a stunning performance in its first digital recording!
"The sound quality of Reference Recordings places them in a league by themselves; the dynamic range, impact and clarity of this disc is nothing short of sensational. Oue’s performance of Ein Heldenleben is among the best in the catalogue, the battle scene suitably thrilling. But it is the magnificent account of the orchestral suite from the opera Die Frau ohne Schatten that makes the disc very special, the music’s gaudy colours explored to the full."
"Brass playing that just won’t quit. Leinsdorf’s excellent arrangment of interludes from Die Frau ohne Schatten provides a gorgeous filler. Joyfully recommended!"