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Gurrelieder
Arnold Schönberg

Various Artists

Gurrelieder

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212017326
Catnr: SIGCD 173
Release date: 01 October 2009
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212017326
Catalogue number
SIGCD 173
Release date
01 October 2009
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About the album

Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneers, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing. Together with its relationships with the most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life.

Esa-Pekka Salonen made his London conducting debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in September 1983 and he has returned to conduct the Orchestra on a regular basis ever since. This is the first in our series of Philharmonia releases that feature Salonen as conductor.
Ambitieuze en indrukwekkende Gurrelieder uitgevoerd door vernieuwend orkest
In 1900 begon Schönberg aan een liederencyclus voor sopraan, tenor en piano, bedoeld voor een componeerwedstrijd. Een jaar later was dit begin uitgegroeid tot een indrukwekkende cantate voor vijf solisten, een verteller, drie mannenkoren, een achtstemmig gemengd koor, en een 150 musici tellend orkest, gebaseerd op gedichten van Jens Peter Jacobsen over de middeleeuwse legende van Koning Waldemar en Tove: de Gurrelieder. Zowel de tekst als de muziek van Schönberg weerspiegelen de krachtige invloed van Wagner op jonge componisten ten tijde van het fin-de-siècle.

De Gurrelieder zijn om meerdere redenen verbazingwekkend. Ten eerste werd het werk pas in 1911 afgerond, toen Schönberg niet meer uitsluitend in een voornamelijk laatromantisch idioom componeerde, maar al enkele van zijn belangrijkste atonale en meer moderne werken had geschreven. Ten tweede was het een zeer ambitieus project voor een haast onbekende en ongetrainde componist. Toch toont Gurrelieder volledige beheersing van de technieken van muzikaal narratief en klankschildering van Wagner en Strauss.

Philharmonia Orchestra staat vooraan op het gebied van kwaliteit, en wordt alom erkend als het meest vooraanstaande vernieuwende orkest uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Het orkest onderhoudt betrekkingen met de meest gewilde artiesten, in het bijzonder de chef-dirigent en artistiek adviseur Esa-Pekka Salonen, en bevindt zich in de kern van het Britse muzikale leven.

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Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy. Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995. The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage...
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The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy.
Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others.
Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995.
The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage with, and participate in, orchestral music.
The Philharmonia’s international reputation is built in part on its extraordinary 76-year recording legacy, which in the last ten years has been built on by pioneering work with digital technology. The Orchestra’s installations and VR experiences have introduced hundreds of thousands of people to the symphony orchestra. The Philharmonia has won four Royal Philharmonic Society awards for its digital projects and audience engagement work.
The Philharmonia is the go-to orchestra for many film and videogame composers in the UK and Hollywood, and its music-making has been experienced by millions of cinema-goers and gamers. It has recorded around 150 soundtracks, with film credits stretching back to 1947.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. In 2020, he will become the Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. Until the end of the season 2020-2021, he is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, where the award-winning RE-RITE and Universe of Sound installations have allowed people all over the world to step inside the orchestra through audio and video projections. Salonen also drove the development of a much-hailed app for iPad, The Orchestra, which gives the user unprecedented access to the internal workings of eight symphonic works.  As the Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he is now Conductor Laureate, Salonen was instrumental in opening the...
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Esa-Pekka Salonen’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. In 2020, he will become the Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. Until the end of the season 2020-2021, he is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, where the award-winning RE-RITE and Universe of Sound installations have allowed people all over the world to step inside the orchestra through audio and video projections. Salonen also drove the development of a much-hailed app for iPad, The Orchestra, which gives the user unprecedented access to the internal workings of eight symphonic works. As the Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he is now Conductor Laureate, Salonen was instrumental in opening the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall and made the orchestra one of the best attended and funded in the country. He is the Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic and Artist in Association at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Additionally, Salonen is Artistic Director and cofounder of the annual Baltic Sea Festival.
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Composer(s)

Arnold Schönberg

Arnold Schoenberg was one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, but perhaps also one of the least listened to. Strikingly, Schoenberg was self-educated, even though his music is imbedded in complex music theory. It was Schoenberg who definitely departed from tonality and he developed the twelve tone technique. In this composition style, one has to use every twelve tones of the scale, before one can be repeated. The struggle to adhere to this dogma is clearly audible: his music is tense, hectic and particularly acute - and therefore at times not that accesible to occasional listeners.  Nevertheless, his music and his liberation of tonality had an enormous impact on all composers that came after him. Together with the...
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Arnold Schoenberg was one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, but perhaps also one of the least listened to. Strikingly, Schoenberg was self-educated, even though his music is imbedded in complex music theory. It was Schoenberg who definitely departed from tonality and he developed the twelve tone technique. In this composition style, one has to use every twelve tones of the scale, before one can be repeated. The struggle to adhere to this dogma is clearly audible: his music is tense, hectic and particularly acute - and therefore at times not that accesible to occasional listeners.

Nevertheless, his music and his liberation of tonality had an enormous impact on all composers that came after him. Together with the music of his students Alban Berg and Anton Webern, his style is often referred to as the Second Viennese School, parallel to the First Viennese School of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, who, in a similar vein, changed the history of music for good.

His most performed works are his string sextet Verklärte Nacht, his five Orchestra pieces op. 16, and his opera Moses und Aron. The development of Schoenberg's music can be heard in his Five String Quartets in particular.


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Disc #1
01.
Orchestral Prelude
06:45
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
02.
Nun dämpft die Dämmerung
03:23
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
03.
O, wenn des Mondes
02:38
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
04.
Roß! Mein Roß!
02:56
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
05.
Sterne jubeln
02:34
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
06.
So tanzen die Engel
02:14
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
07.
Nun sag' ich dir
04:15
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
08.
Es ist Mitternachts Zeit
05:53
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
09.
Du sendest mir einen Liebesblick
06:00
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
10.
Du wunderliche Tove!
04:46
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
11.
Orchestral Interlude
05:07
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
12.
Tauben von Gurre!
11:48
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra

Disc #2
01.
Herrgott, weißt du, was du tatest
04:54
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
02.
Erwacht, König Waldemars Mannen!
02:05
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
03.
Deckel des Sarges klappert und klappt
03:57
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
04.
Gegrüßt, o König, an Gurres See Strand
05:45
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
05.
Mit Toves Stimme flüstert der Wald
03:12
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
06.
Ein seltsamer Vogel ist so 'n Aal
06:43
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
07.
Du strenger Richter droben
02:45
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
08.
Der Hahn erhebt den Kopf zur Kraht
06:28
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
09.
Herr Gänsefuß, Frau Gänsekraut
08:34
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
10.
Seht, die Sonne
05:37
(Arnold Schoenmaker) Various Artists, Philharmonia Orchestra
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