HERMANN PREY - Edition
PAMELA COBURN · REGINA KLEPPER · FRANZ HAWLATA
PAUL KUHN · GEOFFREY PARSONS · WDR RUNDFUNKCHOR KÖLN
WDR RUNDFUNKORCHESTER KÖLN
HELMUTH FROSCHAUER · HEINZ GEESE
‘I am an EU singer’, Hermann Prey always said about himself. However, by that he did not mean so much his citizenship of a country of the European Union as the fact that he felt at home in the fields of ‘E’ and ‘U’, i.e. in ‘serious’ and entertainment music alike. For Prey, this distinction never existed, but only the issue of the quality of music, and he found this not only in the opera and Lied, but also in the operetta, the musical and the well-made hit. For forty-six years, from the time of his first commitment in Wisebaden in 1952 onwards, Prey always convinced his audience: in opera, art and folksong, operetta and musical alike. This collection of 5CDs shows us his fascinating wide range of repertoire and interpretation.
KURT WEILL - Edition Vol. 2
Anja Silja · Anny Schlemm · König-Ensemble · WDR Rundfunkorchester · Jan Latham-König
In the framework of Capriccio’s Kurt Weill edition the present second CD-Box now offers a collection of the prestigious recordings of well known and mostly unknown stage works of the composer. Beside the complete recording of Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny we also included some rarities like his first comical opera The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken and in the spirit of Offenbach, witty and with a socio-political background, composed operetta Der Kuhhandel (Sheady Dealing).
Alfred Schnittke The Film Music Edition
RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · FRANK STROBEL
Die Geschichte von einem unbekannten Schauspieler
The story of an unknown actor (Alexander Sarchi / Mosfilm 1976)
Die Kommissarin / The Commissar (Alexander Askoldow / Mosfilm 1967/87)
Clowns und Kinder / Clowns and Children (Alexander Mitta, Mosfilm 1976)
Der Walzer / The Waltz (Viktor Titow / Mosfilm 1969)
Die Glasharmonika / The Glass Harmonica (Andrei Khrzhanovsky, 1968)
Der Aufstieg / The Ascent (Larissa Schepitko / Mosfilm 1976)
Das Märchen der Wanderungen / The Fairytale oft he Wanderings
(Alexander Mitta, Mosfilm 1982/83)
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (Alexander Sguridi / ZentrNaútschFilm, 1976)
Sport, Sport, Sport (Elem Klimow, Mosfilm 1970) / Die Abenteuer eines Zahnarztes / The adventures of a dentist (Elem Klimow, Mosfilm 1965) RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · FRANK STROBEL
Alfred Schnittke as a composer of film music – that is a fact well known to anyone who has ever been concerned with Alfred Schnittke. However, only very few people are familiar with his actual work in the film music genre. This is all the more surprising since on the one hand, Alfred Schnittke wrote more than 60 film scores during the years between 1961 and 1984, and on the other hand, his poly-stylistic techniques found a nearly perfect equivalent in film. Since Alfred Schnittke suffered from the artistic regimentations like many contemporary composers in the USSR, and his works could often only be performed under difficult circumstances, his work for the film to a large extent contributed to his livelihood.
SERGE PROKOFIEV THE SYMPHONIES
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln · Dmitrij Kitajenko
CD 1 Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op 25 'Classical'
Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131
CD 2 Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op 40
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op 44
CD 3 Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op 47 (Original 1930 version)
Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op 112 (Revised 1947 version)
CD 4 Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op 100
CD 5 Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op 11
Prokofiev enjoyed relative freedom in the symphonic medium. Symphonies allowed him to create dancing rhythms that need not be strictly danceable, as well as singing melodies beyond the limitations of human vocal chords. He worked on symphonies – a part from earlier, unrealized student works – from 1916 until 1952, the year before his death. A complete set of Prokofiev's symphonies provides a satisfyingly all-encompassing look at the composer's creativity throughout the years of his mastery.
Kurt Weill - Edition Vol.1
Doris Bierett · Trudeliese Schmidt · Ulrike Steinsky · WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln · Jan-Latham König
CD 1: DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER / THE THREEPENNY OPERA
(Text: Bertolt Brecht)
CD 2: DIE SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN / THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
(Text: Bertolt Brecht)
CD 3: DER LINDBERGHFLUG / LINDBERGH’S FLIGHT
DER JASAGER / HE WHO SAYS YES (School Opera, 1930)
CD 4 + 5: DER SILBERSEE / THE SILVER LAKE
Ein Wintermärchen / A Winter’s Tale (Text: Georg Kaiser)
DORIS BIERETT · TRUDELIESE SCHMIDT · ULRIKE STEINSKY
WOLFGANG SCHMIDT · WALTER RAFFEINER
WDR RUNDFUNKORCHESTER KÖLN · JAN LATHAM-KÖNIG
In the framework of Capriccio’s Kurt Weill edition the present CD-Box now offers a collection of the prestigious recordings of well known and mostly unknown stage works of the composer. Beside the famous “Threepenny Opera” and “The Seven Deadly Sins” we also included some rarities like the radio cantata “Lindbergh’s Flight”, the School Opera “He Who Says Yes” and the romantic Winter Tale “The Silver Lake”. An additional 5CD-Set is in preparation.