Markus Poschner has skyrocketed to the top, with the German Conducting Prize in 2004 in particular furthering his career. Ever since then he has also regularly performed as a guest with orchestras of the greatest national and international renown. In the 2017 / 18 season he will succeed Dennis Russell Davies as the opera director at the Linz State Theater and principal conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz. Poschner became the principal conductor of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (OSI in Lugano) at the beginning of the current season and now is dedicating his premiere with this orchestra on the present CD to two compositions by Richard Strauss directly related to Lugano. Along with the Suite op. 60 with the incidental music to Der Bürger als Edelmann of 1917, Poschner conducts the Duet Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Strings penned by Strauss much later, in 1947, for the Lugano Orchestra and also premiered by him there. The attractive historic(al) bonus tracks include selections (Four Songs for Soprano and Orchestra by Strauss) from precisely this concert conducted by the composer on 11 June 1947 (his birthday!) as well as the concert address delivered by Bernhard Paumgartner on the same occasion.