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ZEMLINSKY, A.: Florentinische Tragodie (Eine) [Opera] / 6 Gesänge (P. Lang, H. Wessels, Skorokhodov, Dohmen, London Philharmonic, V. Jurowski)

ZEMLINSKY, A.: Florentinische Tragodie (Eine) [Opera] / 6 Gesänge (P. Lang, H. Wessels, Skorokhodov, Dohmen, London Philharmonic, V. Jurowski)

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release date: September 2014

Recorded in 24 Bit / 44.1Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2014

Artists:

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski

Conductor

Albert Dohmen

Soloist

Petra Lang

Soloist

Heike Wessels

Soloist

Venue:

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Venue

Record Label
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Genre:

Opera


Classical

Total Time - 74:01
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ZEMLINSKY, A.: Florentinische Tragodie (Eine) [Opera] / 6 Gesänge (P. Lang, H. Wessels, Skorokhodov, Dohmen, London Philharmonic, V. Jurowski)

     
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ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY

     
 

Eine florentinische Tragodie, Op. 16

 
1 Overture 4:45
2 So langsam, Weib? (Simone, Bianca) 2:11
3 Ich heisse Guido Bardi (Guido, Simone) 2:44
4 Wo ist mein Bundel? (Simone) 1:55
5 Wackrer Simone, genug, ich bitte Euch. (Guido, Simone) 3:08
6 Bianca sag, stunde nicht dies kostbar edle Kleid dem Prinzen Guido gut? (Simone, Bianca, Guido) 3:30
7 Wie, wenn ich die weisse Bianca forderte? (Guido, Simone, Bianca) 3:21
8 Was gibt es Neues, mein Prinz? (Simone, Guido, Bianca) 5:16
9 Wie er gleich einem schalen Kramer spricht! (Bianca, Guido, Simone) 3:32
10 Genug! (Simone, Guido) 5:26
11 Was meint der Fleck hier auf dem Tuch? (Simone, Guido) 2:28
12 Holdsel'ge Bianca, der schale Kramer lang weilt mich (Guido, Bianca) 6:12
13 Simone, jetzt muss ich nach Hause gehn! (Guido, Simone) 2:00
14 Ei, welch ein Schwert! (Simone, Guido) 2:19
15 Bianca, hol mein Schwert! (Simone, Bianca) 2:07
16 Narr, nimm mir vom Hals deine Wurgefinger! (Guido, Simone) 1:15
17 Und jetzt zu dir! (Simone, Bianca) 2:17
 Albert Dohmen Soloist
  Heike Wessels Soloist
     
 

6 Gesange, Op. 13 (version for voice and orchestra)

 
18 No. 1. Die drei Schwestern: Sehr massig bewegt (Moderato) 4:02
19 No. 2. Die Madchen mit den verbundenen Augen: Langsam 2:51
20 No. 3. Lied der Jungfrau: Langsam - sehr weich und leise 2:14
21 No. 4. Als ihr Geliebter schied: Sehr ruhig, nicht schleppend 1:59
22 No. 5. Und kehrt er einst heim: Sehr massig bewegt 3:11
23 No. 6. Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen: Sehr ruhig fliessend 5:18
 Petra Lang Soloist
     
  Vladimir Jurowski Conductor

Zemlinsky: A Florentine TragedyHeike Wessels, Sergey Skorokhodov, Albert Dohmen; Zemlinsky: Six Maeterlinck Songs – Petra Lang, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

Entranced and inspired by Oscar Wilde’s dark, death-ridden play, Alexander Zemlinsky conjured up his most colourful orchestral canvas in the one-act opera A Florentine Tragedy. Set in sixteenth-century Florence, the opera tells of jealousy, betrayal, and, ultimately, murder. Under Vladimir Jurowski the London Philharmonic Orchestra provides a rich and lavish backdrop for this gripping tale of passion and revenge, which is followed by the haunting, sensuous Six Maeterlinck Songs.



                     Performance (A Florentine Tragedy) *****  (Maeterlinck Songs) ****                   Recording ****

 
"...Jurowski demonstrates a masterly control of dramatic pace, ratcheting up the tension slowly but surely so that the final denouement reaches a devastating climax. The LPO proves superbly responsive to Jurowski’s demands... it’s definately worth hearing these haunting songs particularly when clothed in Zemlinsky’s ravishing and highly evocative orchestration."
 
Erik Levi - BBC Music magazine - October 2014

                      Editor’s Choice

"A masterly account of Zemlinsky’s intense one-act opera ... All three parties to the soomed love triangle are supremely well-sung ... The Maeterlinck songs make a generous bonus, rapturously sung by Petra Lang. Excellent live recordings."  *****

Guy Weatherall - Classical Music magazine - September 2014




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