“Strauss: Don Juan, Metamorphosen and Songs For Soprano and Piano”
Acht Gedichte aus 'Letzte Blätter', Op. 10,
Begegnung (Meeting), AV 72,
Die erwachte Rose, TrV 90, AV 66,
Don Juan, Op. 20,
Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4 (Morning),
Rote Rosen, AV76 (Red Roses).
Jan Latham-Koenig (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano).
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra – Jan Latham-Koenig.
Jan Latham-Koenig was one of Avie’s flagship artists. As Music Director of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, he recorded the unique coupling of Franck’s Symphony in D with extracts from Psyché (AV 0003), and Ibert’s rare, early opera Persée et Andromède (AV 0008). These recordings of Strauss’ Don Juan and Metamorphosen were Latham-Koenig’s valedictory recordings in Strasbourg, and illuminate his brilliant ability to shape phrases and extract orchestral colour – ideal for Strauss’ vividly pictorial tone poems. An equally accomplished pianist, Latham-Koenig completes the album by accompanying one of England’s leading vocal lights, soprano Joan Rodgers, in a selection of Strauss’ early Lieder.