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ZEMLINSKY, A.: Kreidekreis (Der) [Opera] (Soltesz)

ZEMLINSKY, A.: Kreidekreis (Der) [Opera] (Soltesz)

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2013

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra

Stefan Soltesz

Conductor

Gabriele Schreckenbach

Soloist

Renate Behle

Soloist

Venue:

Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Dahlem, Berlin, Germany

Venue

Record Label
Capriccio

Genre:

Opera


Classical

Total Time - 124:23
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ZEMLINSKY, A.: Kreidekreis (Der) [Opera] (Soltesz)

     
 

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY

     


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Der Kreidekreis

 
1 Act I: Ich bitte untertanigst, mich vorstellen zu durfen (Tong, Girl) 03:37
2 Act I: Meine Schwester naht, die Dammerung (Tong, Haitang, Mrs. Tschang) 07:38
3 Act I: Ich habe dich, Schwester, gesucht (Tschang-Ling, Haitang, Mrs. Tschang, Tong) 03:40
4 Act I: Am ufer hinter Weiden (Haitang) 01:59
5 Act I: Ich bin ein Abenteurer (Pao, Haitang) 05:54
6 Act I: Hier ist ein Stuck Kreide (Haitang, Pao) 05:06
7 Act I: Mein Name ist Ma (Ma) 02:19
8 Act I: Eine neue Blume im Garte des Herm Tong (Ma, Tong, Pao, Haitang) 05:08
9 Act II: Prelude 00:55
10 Act II: Mein Name ist Yu-Pei (Mrs. Ma, Tschao) 08:18
11 Act II: Tschao-hai nennt man mich (Tschao, Ma) 04:27
12 Act II: Ich bitte Platz zu nehmen (Ma, Tschao, Mrs. Ma) 02:08
13 Act II: Nun bin ich gegangen (Tschang-Ling) 03:48
14 Act II: Was will der fremde Mann am Zaun? (Haitang, Tschang-Ling) 04:59
15 Act II: Sie sprachen am Garten zaun (Mrs. Ma, Hiatang) 02:49
16 Act II: Darf ich eine Frage an meinen Herrn richten? (Mrs. Ma, Ma, Haitang) 05:39
17 Act II: Sie wollen Tee trinken, gnadiger herr? (Mrs. Ma, Haitang, Ma, Tschao, Ein Polizist, Tschang-Ling) 03:51
     
     
     


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1 Act III: Prelude 01:44
2 Act III: Mein Name ist Tschu-tschu (Tschu-Tschu) 02:17
3 Act III: Ich bitte um Vergebung (Tschao, Tschu-Tschu) 01:32
4 Act III: Vorsicht, treten, Sie nicht in den Kreidekreis (Mrs. Ma, Midwife, 2 Coolies) 05:19
5 Act III: Tschang-Haitang, Tochter der Tschang (Haitang, Mrs. Ma, Tschu-Tschu) 03:29
6 Act III: Wir wollen zu diesem Punkt vernehmen (Tschu-Tschu, Midwife, Mrs. Ma, Haitang) 04:23
7 Act III: Himmlisches Licht (Haitang, Mrs. Ma, Tschu-Tschu, Kurier, Tschang-Ling) 05:26
8 Act III: Episode 02:01
9 Act III: Soldat, Du bist mein Kamerad (Soldier, Haitang) 02:01
10 Act III: Hore mich, Sturm! (Haitang, Soldier, Tschang-Ling) 03:39
11 Act III: Soldat, Du bist mein Kamerad (Soldier) 01:36
12 Act III: Hier auf den Stufen meines Tribunals (Kaiser, Tschang-Ling, Tschu-Tschu) 03:15
13 Act III: Diese Dame soll ihren Mann ermordet (Kaiser, Tschu-Tschu, Tschao, Haitang, Mrs. Ma) 02:40
14 Act III: Und nun, Ihr beiden Frauen (Kaiser, Tschu-Tschu, Tschao, Haitang, Mrs. Ma) 04:30
15 Act III: Mein Kind! Mein Kind! (Haitang, Kaiser) 02:11
16 Act III: In jener Nacht (Kaiser, Haitang) 06:05
     
 Renate Behle Soloist
 Gabriele Schreckenbach Soloist
 Stefan Soltesz Conductor


The old Chinese drama of courtroom and customs was usable only as raw material. In its original version it is a fairly dull, wooden affair, handled extremely clumsily from the dramatic point of view. It is in effect inventing a Chinese fairy-tale. No strict Chinoiserie: it had to be as if in a dream of China. Klabund (1925)

Two years after the death of Klabund, Zemlinsky decided to use his Chalk circle as the basis for an opera. He recast the five-act "play after the Chinese" first into a two-act, later into a three-act version, and composed his Chalk circle in 1931/32. This blend of a fairy-tale Utopia, social criticism and inwardness makes itself felt in Zemlinsky’s music, which seeks to combine varied stylistic components: Chinese coloration appears in the orchestral scoring, which is enriched with gongs and other exotic-sounding instruments: the melody often avoids semitonal steps and so takes on a pentatonic character. It was the seventh and also his last completed opera, from which the then 61-year-old Zemlinsky hoped for the definitive breakthrough as an operatic dramatist.

 
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