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GEORGE ENESCU: STRIGOII (Ghosts)

World Premiere Recording
Rodica Vica · Tiberius Simu · Bogdan Baciu · Alin Anca · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · GABRIEL BEBEŞELEA

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Oratorium in 3 Teilen / Oratorio in 3 Parts (1916)
Text: Mihai Eminescu (1850 – 1889)
Die Königin / The Queen: Rodica Vica,Sopran / soprano
Arald: Tiberius Simu, Tenor  / tenor
Der Magus: Bogdan Baciu, Bariton / baritone
Der Erzähler / Narrator: Alin Anca, Bass / bass
 
PASTORALE FANTASIEfür kleines Orchester (1899)
Pastorale Fantasy for small orchestra (1899)
Nobody knew anything aboutStrigoii. The script, lost together with other items in the turmoil of the First World War, was purchased back by the Director of the Enescu Museum. To make it easier to understand how Strigoiiwas created, it was necessary to undertake the decipherment and reconstruction of the manuscript. When Enescu approached Strigoiiin 1916, it was the result of an older admiration for the poet Mihai Eminescu that was to last until the end of the composer’s life. Whilst Eminescu evinces some similarities to German Romanticism in his poem (Novalis or Tieck), in StrigoiiEnescu also shows stylistic affinities to some contemporaries such as Alexander von Zemlinsky or the young Alban Berg.

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HERBERT KEGEL EDITION

BEETHOVEN · BRAHMS ALBINONI · GLUCK · GLINKA MUSSORGSKY · GRIEG · SIBELIUS
Rösel · Funke · Büchner · Hargan · Kováts · Lorenz Leipzig Radio Chorus Berlin Radio Chorus · Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra · DRESDNER PHILHARMONIE

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CD 1: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21
          Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 "Eroica"
CD 2: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43 · Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92
CD 3: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, op. 60 · Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67
CD 4: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 "Pastoral" · Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93
CD 5: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral"
          Alison Hargan ·  Ute Walther · Eberhard Büchner · Kolos Kováts
          Leipzig Radio Chorus · Berlin Radio Chorus
CD 6: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Concerto for piano, violin, cello and orchestra in C major, op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
          Fantasia for piano, chorus and orchestra in C minor, op. 80 "Choral Fantasia"
          Peter Rösel, piano· Christian Funke,violin· Jürnjakob Timm, cello · Leipzig Radio Chorus
CD 7: JOHANNES BRAHMS
          A German Requiem, op. 45
          Marie Anne Häggander, soprano· Siegfried Lorenz, baritone
          Leipzig Radio Chorus · Berlin Radio Chorus · Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
CD 8: ALBINONIAdagio in G minor· GLUCKDance of the Blessed Spirits
GLINKARuslan and Ludmilla- Overture· MUSSORGSKYKhovanshchina – Entr'acte
GRIEGTwo Elegiac Melodies, op. 34 · SIBELIUSValse triste, op. 44
WOLF-FERRARII Quattro Rustecchi -Intermezzo
LEONCAVALLOPagliacci – Intermezzo· SCHMIDTNotre Dame – Intermezzo
STRAVINSKY:Circus Polka ·ELGAR:  Pomp and Circumstance
Herbert Kegel is revered in Japan since his lifetime as one of the most important conductors of the 20thcentury. By contrast, maestro Kegel has always been regarded with a certain scepticism in his home country. For this reason, Kegel’s name today also stands as a warning as to what damage the so-called ‘music business’ and state-regulated cultural policies may do. His interpretations are characterized by immensely painstaking precision, transparency and listenability. The list of exploits can be continued, including, undoubtedly, the first Beethoven cycle in digital technology. It can also be heard in this box. Kegel’s slow tempi are initially surprising, but they have an effect: the poetry and clarity of Beethoven’s scores have rarely shown to more advantage.

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EMILIE MAYER (1812-1883)

Symphony No. 4 · Piano Concerto · String Quartet · Piano Sonata
Ewa Kupiec · Yang Tai Klenke Quartett Neubrandenburger Philharmonie · Stefan Malzew · Sebastian Tewinkel

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Miss E. Mayer is a rare phenomenon. […]here we can see a female composer writing not merely for the pianoforte, but also solving the arduous task of orchestral composition, swarming with thousands of secrets. And how she solves it!


Neue Berliner Musikzeitung 1878


In the German-speaking area, it was Clara Schumann and Fanny Hensel that towered beyond the borders and, at the turn of the 20thcentury, it was Amy Beach in the USA and even more so Ethel Smyth in Great Britain that became icons of the women’s movement in music. Still hardly present is the music by the German Romantic Emilie Mayer. At the age of five, she already received piano lessons, and in the early 1840s none other than Carl Loewe in Stettin was her teacher. We encounter familiar classical form patterns, yet once more the focus is placed on the colourfulness of her music, which constantly holds new phrases and impulses ready and with which she recommends herself as one of the most important female representatives of Central European music in the 19thcentury.

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WOLFGANG RIHM: DAS GEHEGE JEAN-PASCAL BEINTUS: LE PETIT PRINCE

RAYANNE DUPUIS · EVA-CHRISTINA SCHÖNWEISS · KIRSTEN ECKE
DEUTSCHES SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER BERLIN · KENT NAGANO

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When Kent Nagano assumed the direction of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in autumn 2006, he had intended a new production of Richard Strauss’ Salomeas one of the first premieres. He wanted to precede the challenging one-act opera after Oscar Wilde’s drama with a new music theatre work. He turned to Wolfgang Rihm. ‘I replied’, Rihm said in an interview with Die Zeit: ‘There’s only one thing: the final scene from Schlusschorby Botho Strauß.Nagano’s commission became the catalyst in transforming this desire into reality. This is the genesis of Das Gehege. A nocturnal scene for soprano and orchestra.
Kent Nagano and Jean-Pascal Beintus (* 1966) met in the orchestra pit of the Opéra de Lyon in 1988. After considering the first orchestral manuscripts, the maestro, known for his openness and great erudtion, encouraged the young man to expand his musical career. Several pictorial projects came to Nagano’s mind, which he entrusted to Beintus’ musical imagination: first, Wolf Tracks for recitator and orchestra (recorded with the speakers Bill Clinton and Michail Gorbachov), for which Beintus was awarded a Grammyin 2004, before in 2008 writing for the family concerts of the German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin a suite on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s omnipresent The Little Prince.

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WALTER BRAUNFELS

Witches' Sabbath, Op. 8 Concert Piece, Op. 64 Hebridean Dances, Op. 70
TATJANA BLOME, piano DEUTSCHE STAATSPHILHARMONIE REIHNLAND-PFALZ · GREGOR BÜHL

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Walter Braunfels is a composer whose music died twice: Once when the Nazis declared his music “degenerate art”. Then again when post-war Germany had little use for the various schools of tonal music; when the arbiters of taste considered any form of romantic music – almost the whole pre-war aesthetic – to be tainted. This 6threlease of Capriccio’s Braunfels Edition shows again his large range of colorful music and focus this time on his works for piano and orchestra from 3 different periods of his life: his first complete orchestral work, the Witches Sabbath, op. 8 (1906), the Concert piece for piano and orchestra op. 64 (1946) and one of his last compositions the Hebridian Dances op. 70(1950/51).

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