Pierre Fournier, Giusto Cappone, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Still during, or better, already during Richard Strauss’s life Herbert von Karajan was one of the pioneers who championed with great enthusiasm the oeuvre of the composer from Garmisch. Strauss listened with great satisfaction to a performance by Karajan and afterwards, with a twinkle in his eye, called him a “rascal”. Karajan’s continued devotedness to Strauss’s works knows no comparison. He has left us with a wealth of first-class recordings made over the decades – from crackling shellac right up to the introduction of digital technology.