Korngold - Bruckner Orchester Linz / Caspar Richter

Korngold - Bruckner Orchester Linz / Caspar Richter

C7350 (Capriccio Records, CD, 4 discs)

DDD
NEW RELEASE (3 April 2020)

Playing time: 75'31"/66'42"/61'17"/46'21" - TT
Tracks: 15 + 11 + 22 + 12
Booklet pages: 36
© 2020 Capriccio
Main country of recording: AT
Country of manufacture: DE
Reviewer: Giuseppe Pennisi
Review of Korngold - Bruckner Orchester Linz / Caspar Richter published on 13 May 2020


Listen: Korngold: Sursum Corda (CD1 track 1, 13:16-14:15)

Karen Robertson, soprano (CD2 track 1)
Wendy Nielsen, soprano (CD2 tracks 4, 6 and 8)
Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, mezzo-soprano (CD4 tracks 2-7 and 9-12)
Stephen Gould, tenor (CD4 track 8)
Konzertvereinigung Linzer Theaterchor (CD2 tracks 2 and 10)
Georg Leopold, chorus master
Frauenchor des Mozartchores Linz (CD4 tracks 1 and 8)
Wolfgang Mayrhofer, chorus master
Zuill Bailey, cello (CD2 track 11)
Tibor Pazmany, organ (CD2 track 1)
Jochem Hochstenbach, piano (CD4 track 7)
Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Caspar Richter, conductor

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957):

CD1

1 Sursum Corda, Symphonic Overture Op 13 (1920)

Mächenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures), Op 3 (1910)
2 The Enchanted Princess
3 The Ruler of the Spirits
4 The Goblins
5 The Fairy King's Ball
6 The Brave Little Tailor
7 The Fairytale speaks an Epilogue

8 Schauspiel-Ouvertüre, Op 4 (1911)

Der Schneemann (1908-9)
9 Prelude
10 Serenade
11 Waltz

Straussiana (1953)
12 Polka
13 Mazurka
14 Waltz

15 Tales of Strauss, Op 21 (1927) (orchestrated by Kopriva)

CD2

1 Prelude to Act II (Die Tote Stadt, Op 12, 1920)

Das Wunder der Heliane, Op 20 (1922-7)
2 Introduction Act I Scene 1
3 Prelude to Act II
4 Aria: 'Ich ging zu ihm' (Act II)
5 Interlude (Act II)

6 Aria: 'Kann's heut' nicht fassen' (Scene 4, Der Ring des Polykrates, Op 7, 1913)

Die Kathrin, Op 28 (1933-37)
7 March (Act I)
8 Prayer (Act I) ('Mein Mann hat mich vermieden')

9 Prelude and Carnival (Violanta, Op 8, 1916)

10 Der Sturm (1913)

11 Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C, Op 37 (from the film 'Deception', 1946)

CD3

Much Ado About Nothing, Op 11 (1918/19)
1 Overture
2 Hornpipe/Masked Ball - Prelude to Act II
3 Festive music - Act II Scene 1
4 Garden music - Prelude to Act III
5 Intermezzo - An open scene
6 Crab apple and black wine - Prelude to Act III Scene 2
7 Maiden in the bridal chamber - Prelude to Act IV
8 Funeral music - Prelude to Act V
9 Final dance - Finale to Act V

Baby Serenade, Op 24 (1928)
10 Overtüre: Baby tritt in die Welt
11 Lied: Es ist ein braves Baby
12 Scherzino: Es hat auch die schönsten Spielsachen
13 Jazz: Baby erzählt eine Geschichte
14 Epilog: Und nun singt es sich in den Schlaf

Theme and Variations, Op 42 (1953)
15 Theme
16 Variation I
17 Variation II
18 Variation III
19 Variation IV
20 Variation V
21 Variation VI
22 Variation VII

CD4

1 Tomorrow, Op 33 (1942)

Einfache Lieder ('Simple Songs'), Op 9 (1911-16)
2 Serenade
3 A Little Love Letter
4 Night Wanderer
5 Snowdrops
6 Summer
7 The Hero's Grave at Pruth

8 Prayer, Op 32 (1941)

Abschiedslieder ('Songs of Farewell'), Op 14 (1920/21)
9 Requiem
10 The One Thing My Longing Can Never Grasp
11 Moon, You Rise Again
12 Serene Farewell

Recorded 29-31 March 1999 (CD1 tracks 1 and 9-10, CD2 tracks 1 and 5, and CD3 tracks 10-14), 20-24 February 2001 (CD1 tracks 2-8 and 12-15, CD2 track 9 and CD3 tracks 15-22), 7-9 January 2002 (CD3 tracks 1-2, 4 and 5-7, and CD4 tracks 1-12) and 2-8 January 2003 (CD1 track 11, CD2 tracks 2-8 and 10-11, and CD3 tracks 1-9), all at Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria

 

 

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