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Richard Flury – A Florentine Tragedy, The Death of Sappho (24/96 FLAC)

Richard Flury - A Florentine Tragedy, The Death of Sappho (24/96 FLAC)

Richard Flury – A Florentine Tragedy, The Death of Sappho (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Richard Flury
Performer: Julia Sophie Wagner, Long Long, Daniel Ochoa
Orchestra: Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Mann
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Toccata
Catalogue: TOCC0427
Release: 2019
Size: 921 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Sapphos Tod

Eine florentinische Tragödie
02. So langsam, Weib?
03. Und doch, mein Fürst
04. Prinz, man sagt
05. Wie, wenn ich die weisse Bianca forderte?
06. Was gibt es Neues, mein Prinz?
07. Wie er gleich einem schalen Krämer spricht!
08. Nicht doch, mein Prinz
09. Was meint der Fleck hier auf dem Tuch?
10. Hol’ eine Fackel, Frau!
11. Nimm, Heiland, meinen armen Geist zu dir!

The Swiss composer Richard Flury (1896–1967) felt the fascination for A Florentine Tragedy, Oscar Wilde’s drama of love and violence in Renaissance Italy, that also attracted his near-contemporary Alexander Zemlinsky: they set the same libretto. Flury responded to the text with this dark and swirling one-act verismo opera, sizzling with sexual tension, the vocal lines of the three characters unfolding over an orchestral texture remarkable for its plasticity and kaleidoscopic colour. It is preceded here by a dignified but impassioned operatic scena setting Grillparzer’s dramatic treatment of the suicide of the Greek poetess Sappho.

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