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GEORGE ANTHEIL

A Jazz Symphony (Original Version) · Piano Concerto No. 1 · Capital Of The World (Suite) · Archipelago Rhumba
Frank Dupree · Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz · Karl-Heinz Steffens

C5309 PC: 21 845221053097

Trade Mark ‘Bad Boy’ – After all the experimental episodes the audience has faced in the field of New Music in recent decades, today the oeuvre of George Antheil will be welcomed with a great deal of sympathy and many a friendly smile. The American knew full well not only how to meet the expectations of an audience ‘prepared to protest’, but also how even to challenge them more overtly. An excellent example is the Jazz Symphony, written in 1925, shortly after George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (1924), that bursting the limits of the customary listening experiences of the age in a similar way to e.g. Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps of 1913.

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VIKTOR ULLMANN

Piano Concerto Op. 25 · Piano Sonata No. 7 · Variations and Double Fugue op. 3a
Moritz Ernst · Dortmunder Philharmoniker · Gabriel Feltz

C5294 PC: 21 UPC: 845221052946

With the biography of Viktor Ullmann, a prominent individual fate in musical history stands out drastically from the anonymity of the millions of victims the Nazi regime exacted in the course of its attempted obliteration of individual minorities and particularly the mass extermination of the Jewish population in its sphere of influence. It can be only roughly surmised what striking musical movement was thus practically completely destroyed and was hence unable to continue its thrilling development into the second half of the 20th century. It was during these consistently difficult periodes that the Piano Concerto and Piano Sonata No. 7 have been composed, which demonstrates how clearly Ullmann was able to separate external circumstances and his musical imagination.

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ERNST TOCH

Solo Piano Pieces
Anna Magdalena Kokits

C5293 PC: 21 UPC: 845221052939

Burlesques op. 31 (1923)
Three Piano Pieces op. 32 (1925)
Capriccetti op. 36 (1925)
Ten Etudes for Beginners op. 59 (1931) 
Ten Intermediate Etudes op. 57 (1931) 
Echoes from a Small Town op. 49 (1929)
Piano Sonata op. 47 (1928) 

All the works on this CD derive from the inter-war years, i.e. the period in which Toch completely de-romanticized his music by disregarding late Romantic harmonic conventions and restrictions. “What has always fascinated and impressed me from the outset – particularly in the works after 1918 – is their reduction to the essential and salient. Every note conveys the impression of being absolutely necessary, and not one is superfluous or replacable. Ernst Toch’s music is convincing, and his story moves me in such a special way that I feel a great need to make his music accessible to a broader public again and to contribute my share towards re-integrating the ‘most forgotten composer of the 20th century’, as he often called himself in the final years of his life, in musical life today.” Anna Magdalena Kokits
 

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FRANZ & CARL DOPPLER

The Complete Flute Music - Vol. 3 / 10
Claudi Arimany, Shigenori Kudo, Christine Icart, Nabi Cabestany, Alan Branch, Michel Wagemans, John Steele Ritter, Pedro José Rodriguez, Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche • Leonardo Martínez

C5297 PC: 21 845221052977

[1]   Duettino sur des motifs hongrois op. 36 for two flutes and piano (F)
[2]   Morceaux favoris sur “Figaro” opéra de W.A.Mozart for solo flute with piano ad libitum       (F) (WPR)
[3]   “Az ujabb zene gyöngyei. A Legkedveltebb Csárdások”. Füzet 3
       (The recent Hungarian music pearls. The most popular Csardas. Book 3
       for solo flute with piano ad libitum ©
[4]   Fantasia su motivi dell´Opera “Casilda” di Ernesto II
       for flute and harp (Doppler & Zamara) (F)
[5]   Potpourri sur “Martha” opéra de F.Flotow for piano and flute (F) (WPR)
[6]   Duo sur “La Fille du Régiment” opéra de G.Donizetti for two solo flutes (F) (WPR)
[7]   “Meditation von Bach” for two flutes, cello and piano (Bach-Gounod-Doppler) (F) (WPR)
[8]   “Die Gebet einer Jungfrau” for flute and piano (Bádarzewska-Doppler) (F) (WPR)
[9]   “Chanson d´amour” Air Varié for flute and orchestra (F) (WPR)
 
C = Carl Doppler / F=Franz Doppler / WPR=World premiere recording

The Doppler brothers played a dominant role in the K&K Monarchy’s musical life as composers, conductors, musicians and as orchestral soloists. They were on good terms with acknowledged artists of the era, such as Ferenc Liszt, Ferenc Erkel, or Jozsef Bajza.
This is the third 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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ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK THE SPECTRE’S BRIDE

SVATEBNÍ KOŠILE · DIE GEISTERBRAUT
ŠATUROVÁ · BRESLIK · PLACHETKA · WIENER SINGAKADEMIE · ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · CORNELIUS MEISTER

C5315 PC: 21 845221053158

CANTATA FOR SOLI, CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OP. 69
after a poem by Karel Jaromir Erben (1811-1870)

'I just cannot tell you how much these British honour and like me! Everywhere, they are writing and talking about me, saying I am the lion of this year’s musical season in London. (…)’ Antonin Dvorak (1884)


Concerts in different British cities performed a large number of other works by Dvořák, so that it was inevitable that there was a call for works especially written for Great Britain. From May to November 1884 he wrote the cantata The Spectre’s Bride. 1885 the projected concert finally took place in Birmingham. Tradition has it that Dvořák himself conducted an about 400-voice choir and an orchestra consisting of 150 musicians. Many more performances within just one year in Great Britain and the USA contributed towards consolidating Dvořák’s prominence and popularity in the English-speaking world, which have never really waned since then.
 

 

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SCHUBERT: DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN

BO SKOVHUS
STEFAN VLADAR

C5290 PC: 21 845221052908

20 years ago, at the beginning of his career, the young baritone Bo Skovhus made his first recording of Schubert’s “Schöne Müllerin”. Now, as a famous opera and Lied interpreter he presents a new production of all 3 Schubert Cycles: “I’m very thankful to do this again. As a young men you do not reflect so much what happen. Now, when I’m older, I understand much more about. Especially for this cycle it’s important to have another point of view.” (Bo Skovhus)
Stefan Vladar, the famous Viennese pianist and his partner on the piano, shows us the virtuosity of the piano part in a new different light.

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HANNS EISLER: Film Music

Hangmen Also Die · The 400 Million · The Grapes of Wrath (+ Kleine Symphonie / Hörfleißübung)
RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · JOHANNES KALLITZKE

1CD · C5289 PC: 21 845221052892

Hangmen Also DieFilmmusik / Film Music (1942/43)
The 400 Million - Filmmusik / Film Music (1938/39)
Präludium: Andante con moto / Main Title                                                  
Thema mit Variationen / Theme with variations
Scherzo für Solovioline und Orchester / Scherzo for solo violin and orchestra
Fünf Orchesterstücke / Five pieces for orchestra
The Grapes of Wrath Alternative Film Music (1941/1942)
Kleine Symphonie (1932)                                                                      
Hörfleißübung (1930)
 
RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN
JOHANNES KALLITZKE, Dirigent / conductor

Besides the Oscar-nominated score for Fritz Lang's film 'Hangmen Also Die' (1943), this CD contains other rarely heard works by Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), in which the special interpretation Schönberg's pupil had developed of the twelve-tone technique plays an astonishingly important role for the field of film and orchestral music.

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FRANZ & CARL DOPPLER

THE COMPLETE FLUTE MUSIC - Volume 2 / 10
Claudi Arimany, János Bálint, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Shigenori Kudo, Ingrid Kertesi, Joan Espina, Alan Branch, Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche, Leonardo Martínez

1CD · C5296 PC: 21 845221052960

Andante et Rondo, Op. 25 for two flutes and piano (F)
“Pásztorhangok” (Shepherd’s Tune) for soprano, two flutes and piano © (WPR)
Morceaux favoris sur “La Dame Blanche” opéra de F.A.Boieldieu for solo flute with piano ad libitum (F) (WPR)
“Az ujabb zene gyöngyei. A Legkedveltebb Csárdások”. Füzet 2
(The recent Hungarian music pearls. The most popular Csardas. Book 2) for flute and   piano © (WPR)
Duo sur “Don Giovanni” opéra de W.A.Mozart for two solo flutes (F) (WPR)  
Potpourri sur “Faust” (Margarethe) opéra de Ch.Gounod  for piano and flute (F) (WPR)
“Le Désir” (Cramer-Doppler) for flute and piano (F) (WPR)
“Souvenir de Prague” Duo Concertant for two flutes and orchestra  (F&C) (WPR)
C = Carl Doppler / F=Franz Doppler / WPR=World premiere recording
 
Claudi Arimany, János Bálint, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Shigenori Kudo, flutes
Ingrid Kertesi, soprano · Joan Espina, violin · Alan Branch, piano
Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche • Leonardo Martínez, conductor
The Doppler brothers played a dominant role in the K&K Monarchy’s musical life as composers, conductors, musicians and as orchestral soloists. They were on good terms with acknowledged artists of the era, such as Ferenc Liszt, Ferenc Erkel, or Jozsef Bajza.
This is the second 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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FRANZ & CARL DOPPLER

THE COMPLETE FLUTE MUSIC - Volume 1 / 10
Claudi Arimany, Andrea Griminelli, János Bálint, Shigenori Kudo, Alan Branch, Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche, Leonardo Martínez

1CD · C5295 PC: 21 845221052953

Fantaisie sur des motifs hongrois, Op. 35 for two flutes and piano (F&C)
Fantaisie sur un motif de Beethoven, Op. 46 for flute and piano (F) (WPR)
Duettino über Amerikanische National-Motive, Op.37 for flute, violin and piano (original    version) (F) (WPR)
Morceaux favoris sur “La Muette de Portici” opéra de D. Auber for solo flute with piano ad libitum (F) (WPR)
“Az ujabb zene gyöngyei. A Legkedveltebb Csárdások”. Füzet 1 (The recent Hungarian music pearls. The most popular Csardas. Book 1) for flute and piano ©       (WPR)
Duo sur “Preciosa” opéra de C. M. von Weber for two solo flutes (F) (WPR)
Potpourri sur “Dinorah” opéra de G. Meyerbeer for piano and flute (F&C) (WPR)
Duo Concertante über Motive aus der Oper “Rigoletto” von Verdi for two flutes and orchestra (original 1853 Doppler orchestral version) (F&C) (WPR

C = Carl Doppler / F=Franz Doppler / WPR=World premiere recording

Claudi Arimany, Andrea Griminelli, János Bálint, Shigenori Kudo, flutes
Joan Espina, violin · Alan Branch, piano
Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche • Leonardo Martínez, conductor
The Doppler brothers played a dominant role in the K&K Monarchy’s musical life as composers, conductors, musicians and as orchestral soloists. They were on good terms with acknowledged artists of the era, such as Ferenc Liszt, Ferenc Erkel, or Jozsef Bajza.
This is the second 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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FRANZ LISZT

Grandes études de Paganini · Transcendental Etudes after Paganini · Variations sur Le Carnaval de Venise de Paganini
WOJCIECH WALECZEK, piano

1CD · C5276 PC: 21 845221052762

What a man, what a violin, what an artist! […] And his expression, his manner of phrasing, and finally his soul!’ Franz Liszt, 1831 (about Paganini)
The transcriptions and arrangements of Paganini’s études represent a special case and, besides a bow before the great colleague, demonstrate demands on extreme technical skills. In his études, the pianist Liszt is quite evidently endeavouring to place alongside the Devil’s violinist Niccolò Paganini a Devil’s Pianist, which he completely succeeds in doing. In general, recourse is taken to the second version (1851)  today, as it seems to be in keeping with Liszt’s definitive desire. However, all the more interesting on this CD is a direct comparison with the earlier version (1838), which exhibits an even more dense notation and difficulties transcending technical borders.

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ZARA LEVINA (1906-1976)

THE PIANO CONCERTOS
MARIA LETTBERG · RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · ARIANE MATIAKH

1CD · C5269 PC: 21 845221052694

Zara Alexandrovna Levina, born 1906 in Alexandrovsk (Ukraine), witnessed two world wars, the Revolution as well as the collapse and totalitarian reconstruction of her homeland. She was under the constant ideological pressure of the existentially threatening state censorship, which was particularly exerted by the notorious RAPM (Russian Association of Proletarian Musicians) in the 1920s and 1930s, driving her to the brink of a creative and health disaster. However, Zara Levina was able to retain her own and unmistakable voice in her music. She died in Moscow on 1976 as a respected and much-performed composer beloved of musicians such as David Oistrakh, Maria Grinberg, Victor Knuschewitzki and the public alike. Vocal works like her romances meanwhile belong to the salient repertoire of Russian music.


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WALTER BRAUNFELS

ULENSPIEGEL Opera in 3 acts · Complete Recording
Marc Horus · Christa Ratzenböck · Joachim Goltz · Andreas Jankowitsch · Israel Chamber Orchestra · Martin Sieghart · INSZENIERUNG / DIRECTOR: Roland Schwab

1DVD · C9006 PC: 31 UPC: 845221090061








Till Ulenspiegel // Marc Horus · Nele // Christa Ratzenböck
Profoss // Joachim Goltz · Klas // Hans Peter Scheidegger
Jost / Schuster // Andreas Jankowitsch
Bürgermeister / 1. Ablasspriester // Tomas Kovacic· Schreiner / Arkebusier // Martin Summer
EntArteOpera Chorus  · Israel Chamber Orchestra
Martin Sieghart  (Dirigent / conductor
DIRECTOR: Roland Schwab
STAGE AND COSTUME DESIGN: Susanne Thomasberger
LIGHT DESIGN: Roman Hauser, Jan Derschmidt



PICTURE FORMATNTSC / Colour / 16:9  
SOUND FORMATS  2.0 Stereo · 5.1 Surround      
SUBTITLESDeutsch / English 


Charles de Coster, whose novel Thyl Ulenspiegel provided the source for Braunfels’ opera, narrates one of the gloomiest chapters in human history, the
Spanish Inquisition in 16th-century Flanders, via the very figure of a world-famous clown. He depicts an apocalyptic panorama, in which the Seven Deadly Sins of the Bible, like the riders of the Apocalypse, befall the last remnants of mankind. In this world of downfall, the composer Walter Braunfels sets his focus on the origins and development of resistance in general. Ulenspiegel becomes the trenchant case study of an apolitical daredevil who undergoes a radical personal transformation as a result of the terror befalling his family. Promoted to become the leader of political resistance, his mind only knows one thing: all-encompassing revenge.

 

 

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