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Michael Gielen Edition Volume 4: 1968-2014 (FLAC)

Michael Gielen Edition Volume 4: 1968-2014 (FLAC)

Michael Gielen Edition Volume 4: 1968-2014 (FLAC)

Composer:
Performer: Günter Reich, Judith Beckmann, Robert Holl, Margit Neubauer, NDR Chor, SWR Vokalensemble, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Brigitte Messthaler, Doris Soffel, Mitsuko Shirai, Barbara Miller, Helmut Berger-Tuna, Roswitha Fischer, Tadao Yoshie, Marianne Luxenburger, Christa Muckenheim, Carsten Müller, Gregor Lütje, Ralph Ludewig, Thomas Paulsen, Peter Besch, Richard Anlauf, Ludwig Hoffmann, Tölzer Knabenchor, Josef Suk, Heinrich Schiff, David Rendall, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Chor der Württembergischen Staatsoper Stuttgart
Orchestra: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Number of Discs: 9
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: SWR Music
Catalogue: SWR19028CD
Release: 2017
Size: 2.81 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Op. 21

Smetana: The Bartered Bride
02. Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Overture

Liszt: Episoden aus Lenau’s Faust, S. 110
03. No. 2. Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke (Erster Mephisto Walzer)

Wagner: Lohengrin
04. Act I: Prelude
05. Act III: Prelude

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
06. Act I: Prelude

07. Berlioz: Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Weber: Der Freischütz
08. Overture

09. Strauss J II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

CD 02
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3
01. Ouvertüre
02. Part I: I. Szene im Garten
03. Part I: II. Gretchen vor dem Bild der Mater Dolorosa
04. Part I: III. Szene im Dom
05. Part II: IV. Sonnenaufgang
06. Part II: V. Mitternacht
07 .Part II: VI. Fausts Tod
08. Part III: VII. Fausts Verklärung: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
09. Part III: VII. Fausts Verklärung: Ewiger Wonnebrand
10. Part III: VII. Fausts Verklärung: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen

CD 03
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3
01. Part III: VII. Fausts Verklärung: Gerettet ist das edle Glied
02. Part III: VII. Fausts Verklärung: Hier ist die Aussicht frei
03. Part III. VII. Fausts Verklärung: Dir, der Unberührbaren
04. Part III: VII. Fausts Verklärung: Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis

Schumann: Manfred, Op. 115
05. Overture

06. Schumann: Die Braut von Messina: Overture, Op. 100

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’
07. I. Andante un poco maestoso – Allegro molto vivace
08. II. Larghetto
09. III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
10. IV. Allegro animato e grazioso

CD 04
Weber: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, J. 155, Op. 32
01. I. Allegro maestoso
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Rondo: Presto

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
04. I. Rêveries: Largo – Passions: Allegro agitato e appassionato assai
05. II. Un Bal (Valse): Allegro non troppo
06. III. Scène aux Champs: Adagio
07. IV. Marche au Supplice: Allegretto non troppo
08. V. Songe d’une Nuit du Sabbat: Larghetto – Allegro

CD 05
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
01. I. Allegro ma non troppo
02. II. Adagio ma non troppo
03. III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo

Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
04. I. Allegro maestoso
05. II. Poco adagio
06 .III. Scherzo: Vivace – Poco meno mosso
07. IV. Finale: Allegro

CD 06
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Adagio ma non troppo
03. III. Finale: Allegro moderato

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’
04. I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo
05. II. Allegro con gracia
06. III. Allegro molto vivace
07. IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso

CD 07
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
01. I. Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima
02. II. Andantino in modo di canzona
03. III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato – Allegro
04. IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
05. Act I: Prelude
06. Act III: Isoldes Liebestod

CD 08
Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)
01. Requiem et Kyrie
02. Dies Irae – Tuba mirum
03. Quid sum miser
04. Rex tremendae
05 .Quaerens me
06 .Lacrymosa
07. Offertorium
08. Hostias
09. Sanctus
10. Agnus Dei

CD 09
01. Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead – Symphonic Poem, Op. 29

Suk: A Summer’s Tale, Op. 29
02. I. Voices of Life and Consolation
03. II. Midday
04. III. Intermezzo: Blind Musicians
05. IV. In the Power of Phantoms
06. V. Night

This new release is the latest installment in the Michael Gielen Edition, and it brings a sense of climax to the first four volumes. Of all the sets released so far, this latest volume contains the most first releases- 14 of the 23 works have never been released before, including extensive works such as Berlioz’s Requiem and Schumann’s Scenes from Faust. The set also contains recordings with international stars such as Heinrich Schiff (Dvorak Cello Concerto), Josef Suk (Dvorak Violin Concerto), Gunter Reich (Baritone, Faust) and Ludwig Hoffmann (Weber Piano Concerto No. 2). Other outstanding recordings include two particularly splendid interpretations from the Minnesota Music Festival (Weber’s Freischutz Overture and Weber’s Kaiserwalzer), plus Dvorak’s Violin and Cello Concertos, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Michael Gielen’s controlled, intense direction is on display in each piece. Gielen was less known for his interpretation of music from the Romantic period. His recordings of such repertoire may form only a small part of his legacy, but they receive outstanding performances here, which will be appreciated not only by fans and collectors of Gielen’s work, but by music lovers in general.

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