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Metamorphosen - R.Strauss; Korngold; Schrecker

Catalogue numberCHAN5292W
Release date2022-04-01
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

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Following their critically acclaimed album of English Music for Strings, Sinfonia of London and John Wilson turn to Germany and three outstanding works for string orchestra. Franz Schreker’s Intermezzo, the oldest piece here, was composed in 1900, before Schreker’s rise to fame in the opera houses of Germany and Austria, but shows strong indications of what was to follow. Korngold composed the Symphonische Serenade following his return to Vienna from Hollywood after the Second World War, and shortly before he wrote his Symphony in F sharp. Korngold effortlessly conjures a vivid range of colours and textures from his large forces (32 violins, 12 violas, 12 cellos, and 8 basses) in a work that explores the virtuosity of the players to the full. Composed in 1945, as a reaction to the horrors of the war, and the desecration of German culture, Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings seems to look backwards to the German romantic tradition (a trait even more evident in his Four Last Songs, of 1948). The moving final passage, marked ‘In Memoriam’, leaves the listener to contemplate in silence.
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01 Metamorphosen, TrV 290 (Transcribed by Rudolf Leopold) 28:30 $ 5.13 USD
02 Intermezzo, Op. 8 06:10 $ 1.11 USD
  Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
  Symphonic Serenade, Op. 39 29:40
03 Symphonic Serenade, Op. 39: I. Schwebend 08:20 $ 1.50 USD
04 Symphonic Serenade, Op. 39: II. Intermezzo 04:01 $ 0.72 USD
05 Symphonic Serenade, Op. 39: III. Lento religioso 11:44 $ 2.11 USD
06 Symphonic Serenade, Op. 39: IV. Finale 05:35 $ 1.01 USD
  Album total 64:20
ArtistJohn Wilson
Sinfonia of London
ComposerErich Wolfgang Korngold
Franz Schreker
Richard Strauss

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