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GIACOMO PUCCINI: IL TABARRO

Botha · Koch · Brunner · van den Heever
WIENER SINGAKADEMIE · ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · BERTRAND DE BILLY

C5326 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053264

 
IL TABARRO
Opera in un atto / Opera in one act (1913-16)
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami (1878-1946) nach / after Didier Golds „La Houppelande
LUIGIJohan Botha, Tenor / tenor
MICHELE: Wolfgang Koch, Bariton / baritone
LA FRUGOLA: Heidi Brunner, Sopran / soprano
GIORGETTA: Elza van den Heever, Sopran / soprano
IL TINCA / LIEDERVERKÄUFER (Song Seller) /  LIEBENDER (Lover)                                
Charles Reid, Tenor / tenor
IL TALPA: Janusz Monarcha Bass / bass
LIEBENDE: Elisabeta Marin, Sopran / soprano
WIENER SINGAKADEMIE
(Einstudierung / Chorus Master: Heinz Ferlesch)
ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
BERTRAND DE BILLY, Dirigent / conductor

With "Il tabarro" Puccini wrote the first part of his projected opera triptych, with which he ultimately intended to parody and reverse Wagner’s Ring tetralogy by stringing together three completely incoherent short stories. Once more, for Il tabarro the composer virtually emigrated to France, to which he had already made declarations of love with La Bohème and Manon Lescaut. This affinity is now mirrored more clearly than in these two operas in the music of The Cloak, which emanates French, well-nigh Impressionist perfume. Bertrand de Billy knows how to make the the score alive with a fantastic cast on his side. World famous tenor Johan Botha was on the top of his carreer. 
 

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GERHARD FROMMEL (1906-1984)

Symphony no. 1 in E major, Op. 13 (1938) · Symphonic Prélude, Op. 23 (1943)
Jena Philharmonic Orchestra · Jürgen Bruns

C5338 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053387

Music in the tempest of the times
If we seek to deal with Gerhard Frommel’s personality and music (a master pupil of Hans Pfitzner) in greater depth, as in the case of many other German composers of his generation, we cannot avoid going into the historical and political events and the underlying active and reactive behaviour of the individual. Concepts like opportunism or passive obedience come readily to mind, but they fall short of the truth, if we were not direct contemporary witnesses.
His position during the years 1933-45 becomes all the more salient as regards the works recorded here, both of which were written at that time. Many things sound familiar, Wagner, Bruckner and other elements from the past stand out trenchantly, ‘For me, the 1st Symphony is at the centre of my oeuvre.’ Frommel says. Many things sound familiar, Wagner, Bruckner and other elements from the past stand out trenchantly,The score reached Wilhelm Furtwängler, who then scheduled its premiere with the Vienna Philharmonic for the autumn of 1942.

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HERMANN REUTTER (1900-1985)

Sonata for violin and piano op. 20 · Four Songs op. 54 · Dance Suite op. 29 · Three Songs op. 56 · Epitaph for Ophelia
Lott · Speidel · Beinhauer & Beinhauer

C5336 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053363

Hermann Reutters compositional talents were already being recognised in 1923 when he became acquainted with musical modernity at the festivals in Baden-Baden and Donaueschingen, where he met Paul Hindemith. In 1956 he assumed the post of Rektor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, which he retained until his retirement.
Reutter's early compositions reflect the stylistic influences of the romantic models of Anton Bruckner and Hans Pfitzner. However, the impressions made by Bartók, Stravinsky, and Hindemith  resulted in a change in Reutter's musical language. In the context of a dialogue with the music of  his own time, he learned to express his own ideas and develop his own individual style. The works of this recording, although stylistically and chronologically distant from one another, present an unmistakeable manifestation of a strong and deeply human musicality, which discovers an authentic and sincere voice beyond any stylistic or national borders.
 

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DORA DELIYSKA THE B-A-C-H PROJECT

BACH · CHOPIN · SHOSTAKOVICH
Dora Deliyska, piano

C5335 PC: 21 845221053356

Based on a thorough musical analysis, I have tried to make a selection of pieces that will not only respond musically to one another, but also represent part of an overarching concept, the structure of B-A-C-H. The core of my concept is based on the idea of how musical compositions, written in different centuries with different compositional styles, can find a connection between one another, giving rise to very new and unique reflections. This way, the three composers (Bach, Chopin, Shostakovich) ‘communicate’ with one another, mutually influencing their artistic ideas. Dora Deliyska

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J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr.12, BWV 867, in B-flat minor · Schostakowitsch: Prelude  Nr. 16, in B-flat minor  · J. S. Bach: Fugue Nr.12, BWV 867, in in B-flat minor · Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr. 21, in B-flat major · Fugue Nr. 21, in B-flat major
A
J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr. 20, BWV 889, in A-minor · Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr.2 in A-minor – Fugue Nr.2, in  A minor · Chopin: Etude Nr.4, op. 25, in A minor · Etude Nr.11, op. 25, in A minor
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Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr.1, in C major / Fugue Nr.1, in C-major
J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr.1, BWV 846, in C-major · Chopin: Etude Nr. 1, op.10, in C-major · F. Chopin: Etude Nr. 12, op.25, in C-minor
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Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr.6, in B-minor · J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr.24, BWV 869, in B-minor Prelude Nr.24, BWV 893, in B-minor · Chopin: Etude Nr. 10, op. 25, in B-minor

DORA DELIYSKA, Klavier / piano

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CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH: SACRED CHORAL MUSIC

Klopstocks Morgengesang · Magnificat · Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
Rheinische Kantorei · Das Kleine Konzert · Hermann Max · La Stagione Frankfurt · Michael Schneider

5CD-Set C7221 PC: 04 UPC: 845221072210

COMPACT DISC 1
Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste Wq 239 (Leipzig 1784)
Auf, schicke dich recht feierlich Wq 249 (1775)
Anbetung dem Erbarmer Wq 243 (vor/before 1784)
Heilig Wq 217 (1776)
 
COMPACT DISC 2
Gnädig und barmherzig ist der Herr Wq 250 (1785)
Wer ist so würdig als du Wq 222 (Hamburg 1774)
Der Herr lebet Wq 251

COMPACT DISC 3
Magnificat Wq 215 (1749)

Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt (H 818)

COMPACT DISC 4 + 5
Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu Wq 240 (1777/78)
The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus
Gott hat den Herrn auferwecket Wq 244 (1756) "Easter Cantata"


RHEINISCHE KANTOREI · DAS KLEINE KONZERT
HERMANN MAX
DRESDNER KAMMERCHOR · LA STAGIONE
MICHAEL SCHNEIDER (Magnificat)

After the 5CD-Release with sacred choral music by Georg Philipp Telemann (C7215), Capriccio continues now with most impressive Cantatas and Oratorios by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. It's already shown that the famoust of the Bach-Sons has nothing to hide compare to his Fathers Masterworks. Since three decades, Hermann Max has been a major con­trib­u­tor to the canon of his­tor­i­cal­ly informed performance practice and makes these Rarities alive again.

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TELEMANN: Sacred Choral Music

Die Donnerode · Der Herr ist König · Der Tag des Gerichts · Danziger Choralkantaten · Missa brevis · Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
Rheinische Kantorei · Das Kleine Konzert · Hermann Max

5CD-Set · C7215 PC: Special Price: 04 UPC: 845221072159

COMPACT DISC 1
Die Donnerode (The Thunder Ode) TWV 6:3
Cantata in 2 parts for 5 solo voices, choir and orchestra
Der Herr ist König (The Lord Is King) TWV 8:6
Cantata for soprano, tenor, bass, choir and orchestra

COMPACT DISC 2
Der Tag des Gerichts / The Day Of Judgment TWV 6:8

COMPACT DISC 3
Danziger Choralkantaten / Danzig Chorale Cantatas

COMPACT DISC 4
Alles redet itzt und singet (Kantate / Cantata TWV 20:10)
Missa brevis TWV 9:14
Deus judicium tuum TWV 7:7 (Motette / Motet)

COMPACT DISC 5
Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu TWV 6:6
The Resurrection and Ascension Of Jesus TWV 6:6
Barbara Schlick · Veronika Winter · Wildfried Jochens · Klaus Mertens
RHEINISCHE KANTOREI · DAS KLEINE KONZERT · HERMANN MAX

"Lulli is given praise, Corelli great acclaim; Telemann alone is above all fame", wrote the music author Johann Mattheson in 1740. Mattheson's claim was quite accurate: the director of music in Hamburg had less need to fight for recognition than ever. His leading role in the musical life of northern and central Germany was undisputed. With this 5CD-Collection Capriccio presents some most important Sacred Music Masterpieces from his early age to the later period.  Telemann attempted to give each poem the music that "it could endure": each new "musical poetry" consequently stimulated an attempt at an artistically suitable musical realisation.

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NARTIN PALMERI: MISA A BUENOS AIRES

Piazzolla: Oblivion · Milonga · Spitalnik: El Troesma
Dagmar Linde · Rocco Heinz · Bach-Chor Siegen · Tango-Orchester "El Arroyo" · Ulrich Stötzel

C5343 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053431

Many works by the Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri are completely inspired by the style of ‘Tango Nuevo’ in terms of form and harmony, as is also the case with the tango mass Misa a Buenos Aires, composed in 1996. In his Misatango the composer combines the text of the Latin mass with the traditional music of his homeland, making the classical Roman Catholic mass, such as it has been set to music for centuries, appear in new apparel.
 

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ZEMLINSKY

A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY Opera in one act op. 16 (1916)
Heidi Brunner Wolfgang Koch Charles Reid · ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · BERTRAND DE BILLY

C5325 PC: 21 845221053257

Oscar Wilde’s A Florentine Tragedy was written in 1893, but remained a fragment when the author was arrested for ‘sodomy’. But the material was in the air, so to speak, and Alexander von Zemlinsky, who may have had Richard Strauss’ recourse to Wilde’s Salome in mind and hoped for a similar success with A Florentine Tragedy, finally converted the play into a one-act opera. Puccini had also been interested in the material, but the publisher Tito Ricordi advised him against it. Other potential takers also included Ferruccio Busoni who also found the ending too hackneyed. However, such alleged triviality did not deter his colleague Alexander von Zemlinsky, who celebrated success with his opera. Alban Berg admired the work so much that musical parallels to the Florentine Tragedy can be found in his Wozzeck, premiered eight years later.

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WEINBERG: Violin Concerto KABALEVSKY: Piano Fantasy · Cello Concerto

BENJAMIN SCHMID · CLAIRE HUANGCI · HARRIET KRIJGH
ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · CORNELIUS MEISTER

C5310 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053103



MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919 – 1996)
Concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 67 (1959)
DMITRY KABALEVSKY (1904 – 1987)
Fantasy in F minor for piano and orchestra (after Schubert D 940)(1961)
Concerto for cello and orchestra no. 1 in G minor, op. 49
Dmitry Kabalevsky – despite the vague name recognition a widely unknown composer of socialist-realist music – has rightly been forgotten, if only because of his actively unsavory, toadying, opportunist politics that netted him three Stalin Prizes and four Orders of Lenin. He was chummy with the Russian Association of Proletarian Musicians when that seemed expedient and later a very active member of the Union of Soviet Composers. Weinberg is the exact opposite of Kabalevsky, politically and musically. He was a life-long victim of the Soviet Union and his music is – some genuine incidences of humor apart – a dense shot of genius that makes breathing difficult, not easy. With this Album Capriccio presents with a famous cast the music of two nearly forgotten Russian Masters their music and biography could not be more different.

 

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PAUL ARMIN EDELMANN

The Schubert Album
Paul Armin Edelmann, baritone · Charles Spencer, piano

C5331 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053318

Bei dir allein, op. 95 Nr. 2, D 866  · Halt!, op. 25 Nr. 3, D 795  · Der Neugierige, op. 25 Nr. 6, D 795 · An mein Herz, D 860 · Im Frühling, op. 101 Nr. 1, D 882  · Auf der Bruck, op. 93 Nr. 2, D 853 · Die Sterne, op. 96 Nr. 1, D 939 · Der Strom, D 565 · Tiefes Leid, D 876  · Auflösung, D 807 · Am Fenster, op. 105 Nr. 3, D 878  · Über Wildemann, op. 108 Nr. 1, D 884 · Prometheus, D. 674 · Atys, D 585 · Rastlose Liebe, op. 5 Nr. 1, D 138 · Greisengesang, op. 60 Nr. 1, D 778
Der Leiermann, op. 89 Nr. 24, D 911

Baritone Paul Armin Edelmann, son of the celebrated bass-baritone Otto Edelmann, presents his personal selection of Schubert songs on this, his fourth album for Capriccio: "The title we had in mind was  On Fierce Roads. Many things can be fierce, from storms to life battering you. It’s a broad field. But they are all agitated pieces, and not very melancholic." The international success he enjoys as a Lied interpreter can be appreciated once more with this new CD.


 

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PROKOFIEV: IVAN THE TERRIBLE

- ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORES -
MARINA PRUDENSKAYA, alto · ALEXANDER VINOGRADOV, bass · RUNDFUNKCHOR BERLIN · RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · FRANK STROBEL

2CD-Set · C5311 PC: 22 UPC: 845221053110

(UDSSR 1943-1945)
Epic film by Sergej Eisenstein (1898-1948)
with Music for soli, choir and orchestra by Sergey Prokofiev op. 116
First complete new recording oft he reconstructed original score

IVAN THE TERRIBLE – the second joint project of Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Prokofiev – is, much like ALEXANDER NEWSKI, a historical epic, portraying the rise and fall of the autocratic ruler Ivan IV in the 16th century. Sergei Prokofiev’s musical portrayal is unique in film history, for the score conceives both parts of the film on an epic scale. Prokofiev’s rich melodic invention thrives on the expressive sound palette of his native Russia, mostly as they echo the spiritual works of the Russian-orthodox liturgy. 

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ERNST VON DOHNÁNIY (1877 - 1960)

SOLO PIANO WORKS
SOFJA GÜLBADAMOVA, piano

2CD-Set · C5332 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053325

COMPACT DISC 1
Winterreigen – Zehn Bagatellen / Ten Bagatelles op. 13 (1905)
Klavierstücke / Piano Pieces op. 2 (1896/1897)
Klavierstücke / Piano Pieces op. 41
COMPACT DISC 2
Albumblatt F-Dur / in F major (1900)
Gavotte & Musette H-Dur / in B major (1898)
Fünf Humoresken in Form einer Suite op. 17 (1907)
Five Humoresques in the form of a suite op. 17 (1907)
Vier Rhapsodien op. 11 / Four Rhapsodies op. 11 (1904)
Dohnányi’s piano works are representative of the late romantic era, with sets of character pieces reminiscent of Brahms' late piano works. Sofja Gülbadamova, a prize winner of many international competitions, has been hailed by the press for her poetic interpretations, profound musicality, and an astonishingly varied sound palette. For many years now, she has been a champion of the music of this unjustly neglected composer.
 
 

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Premiere Portraits: Thomas Ebenstein

SCHÖNBERG · ZEMLINSKY · STRAUS · KORNGOLD
Charles Spencer, piano

C3007 PC: 01 UPC: 845221030074

Capriccio’s “Première Portraits” CD-Edition supports young, talented artists by making their debut CDs available to a worldwide audience. This new release presents Thomas Ebenstein, who was born in Carinthia in Austria in 1979 and has been a member of the Vienna State Opera since the 2012/13 season. He has played a number of roles at the Salzburg Festival, including that of Pedrillo (The Abduction from the Seraglio). He has also appeared on a number of DVD performances for Arthaus Musik. These include David (The Mastersingers from Nuremberg), Steersman (The Flying Dutchman), Dancing Master (Ariadne on Naxos), Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges) and Alfred (The Bat).

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FRANZ & CARL DOPPLER EDITION 6/10

The Complete Flute Music - Vol. 6/10
Claudi Arimany · Shigenori Kudo · Maxence Larrieu · János Balint · Alan Branch · Michel Wagemans · Francesco Nicolosi · Barcino Horn Quartet · Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche • Leonardo Martínez

C5300 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053004

“Valse di Bravura”, Op. 33 (F&C) for two flutes and piano · Chanson d´amour. Air Varié, Op. 20 (F) for flute and piano · “Das Waldvöglein” (L’oiseau des bois). Idylle, Op. 21 (F) for flute and four horns · Morceaux favoris sur “Der Freischütz” opéra de C.M. von Weber (F) (WPR) for solo flute with piano ad libitum · Potpourri sur “Bánk-Bán” opéra hongroise de F. Erkel © (WPR) for piano and flute · Duo sur “La Muette de Portici” opéra de D.F.E. Aubert (F) (WPR) for two solo flutes · Moderato (F) (WPR) for flute and piano · “Fantaisie sur des motifs hongrois” © (WPR) for two flute and orchestra (original1853 Doppler orchestral version)
C = Carl Doppler / F=Franz Doppler / WPR=World premiere recording
The Doppler brothers played a dominant role in the Imperial-Royal Monarchy’s musical life as composers, conductors, musicians and orchestral soloists. They were on good terms with acknowledged artists of the era, such as Ferenc Liszt and Ferenc Erkel, as well as Jozsef Bajza, director of the Budapest National Theatre.
This is the sixth release in a set of 10 CDs comprising the Dopplers' 
complete music for flute(s), including various arrangements. Flautist Claudi Arimany spent
decades researching this project, inspiring 
many famous musicians to become involved in its realisation.
 

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