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HK Gruber, Ensemble Die Reihe , Klangforum Wien, Wolfram Berger - Eisler Orchestral Suites Nos. 2, 4 & Other Works (2022)

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HK Gruber, Ensemble Die Reihe , Klangforum Wien, Wolfram Berger - Eisler Orchestral Suites Nos. 2, 4 & Other Works (2022)

HK Gruber, Ensemble Die Reihe , Klangforum Wien, Wolfram Berger - Eisler Orchestral Suites Nos. 2, 4 & Other Works (2022)
FLAC tracks | 2:03:22 | 498 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

“It would be worth striving towards a style that can combine the highest level of craftsmanship, originality, and high quality with the greatest popularity and folksiness.” (Hanns Eisler). This next release on Capriccios Hanns-Eisler-Edition contains songs and chansons from all periods of Eisler’s creative life. It also contains some of the fascinating orchestral suites that he had, almost exclusively, cobbled together and adapted from film scores in the 1930s. Not the least, it contains the world premiere recording of his incidental music for Die letzte Nacht – the epilogue to Karl Kraus‘ monumental, satirical work The Last Days of Mankind. The mastermind behind this project was the fabulous composer, conductor, and chansonnier HK Gruber. HK Gruber is arguably one of the greatest Eisler-experts.

Concerto Köln, Manfred Friedrich, Andreas Staier, Claire Huangci, Rheinische Kantorei - Capriccio 40th Anniversary (2022)

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Concerto Köln, Manfred Friedrich, Andreas Staier, Claire Huangci, Rheinische Kantorei - Capriccio 40th Anniversary (2022)

Concerto Köln, Manfred Friedrich, Andreas Staier, Claire Huangci, Rheinische Kantorei - Capriccio 40th Anniversary (2022)
FLAC tracks | 2:32:31 | 663 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Fondé voici plus de trente ans déjà par quelques étudiants du Conservatoire de Cologne, le Concerto Köln s’est spécialisé dans les répertoires des XVIIIe et XIXe siècle (avec quelques rares incursions dans le XXe) sur instruments d’époque. Rapidement, l’ensemble a trouvé la voie des plus grandes salles mondiales, en s’associant avec des solistes de grand talent, quelques chefs spécialisés – René Jacobs, en particulier – sans pour autant jamais se fossiliser dans ses choix musicaux et collégiaux.

Frank Dupree, Jakob Krupp, Meinhard Jenne - Blueprint (2022)

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Frank Dupree, Jakob Krupp, Meinhard Jenne - Blueprint (2022)

Frank Dupree, Jakob Krupp, Meinhard Jenne - Blueprint (2022)
FLAC tracks | 67:09 | 290 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Kapustin uses jazz as his musical language and then composes quasi-improvisations that sound as though they stemmed right from Oscar Peterson’s or Erroll Garner’s fingers. He is one of the few who were able to have the structures of composition and liberty of improvisation come together to such an organic whole.' After his first successful release with the piano- and double concerto of Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin (Capriccio C5437), Frank Dupree presents the original jazzy solo piano pieces of the still unknown master, enlarged with additional bass and drums. The genres of Jazz and classical music finally melt in a fascinating pure Jazz-Trio formation.

Franziska Lee - London Nights (2021)

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Franziska Lee - London Nights (2021)

Franziska Lee - London Nights (2021)
FLAC tracks | 75:40 | 201 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Franziska Lee has made a name for herself as an exceptional pianist capable of eliciting an orchestral palette of colors from the piano. Following her debut release featuring an exclusively 20th-century French program (Capriccio C3006), Lee has devoted her second recording to British composers of the same period. Together they tell a story of their time, from Britten’s exuberant Holiday Diary, a joyful interlude between the wars, to Tippett’s escapist Piano Sonata No. 1, written on the eve of the Second World War. With effortless virtuosity and musical insight Lee shines a light on a lesser-known corner of the piano repertoire.

Markus Poschner, Bruckner Orchester Linz - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108 "Apocalyptic" (1890 Version) (2021)

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Markus Poschner, Bruckner Orchester Linz - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108 "Apocalyptic" (1890 Version) (2021)

Markus Poschner, Bruckner Orchester Linz - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108 "Apocalyptic" (1890 Version) (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:16:23 | 306 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Anton Bruckner burst out of the confines of the cathedral using that most secular of musical forms, the symphony. The creator of some of the 19th century’s greatest orchestral music, Bruckner cut a singular figure among his contemporaries. This new complete Bruckner Symphonies edition from Capriccio reassesses these enduringly enigmatic and complex works. Presented by the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and featuring all 19 available versions, the cycle is scheduled for completion in 2024, Bruckner’s 200th birthday. The second release, of Symphony No. 8 (1890 version) is performed by Bruckner Orchestra Linz conducted by Markus Poschner.

Markus Butter, Will Hartmann, Nadja Stefanoff, Dshamilja Kaiser - Weinberg: The Passenger, Op. 97 (2021)

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Markus Butter, Will Hartmann, Nadja Stefanoff, Dshamilja Kaiser - Weinberg: The Passenger, Op. 97 (2021)

Markus Butter, Will Hartmann, Nadja Stefanoff, Dshamilja Kaiser - Weinberg: The Passenger, Op. 97 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 2:35:59 | 573 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

"I simply cannot stop enthusing about Weinberg’s The Passenger. I’ve heard it three times now, studied the score, and every time I understand more of the beauty and greatness of this music. It is a work of consummate form and style and its subject extremely relevant." (Dmitri Shostakovich)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Frank Strobel - Schnittke: Film Music, Vol. 5 (2021)

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Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Frank Strobel - Schnittke: Film Music, Vol. 5 (2021)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Frank Strobel - Schnittke: Film Music, Vol. 5 (2021)
FLAC tracks / Mp3 320 kbps | 53:23 | 203 / 122 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: CapriccioNR

Alfred Schnittke’s film music encapsulates almost everything that characterises the Russian composer’s compositional style. A self-described polystylist, he began writing for film in the 1960s, penning 66 film scores between 1962 and 1984 for Soviet film companies. His method of drawing on the past was rejected by the avant-garde but embraced by filmgoers and – after he invited the film music expert Frank Strobel to condense his film scores into suites – concertgoers too. Volume five in this series of Schnittke’s film music presents music from the films Tagessterne ("The Stars of the day"), Der Liebling des Publikums ("The Favorite") and Vater Sergius ("Father Sergius"), recorded with Strobel and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Simone Young, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Martin Häßler, Stefan Astakhov - Henze: Das verratene Meer (2021)

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Simone Young, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Martin Häßler, Stefan Astakhov - Henze: Das verratene Meer (2021)

Simone Young, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Martin Häßler, Stefan Astakhov - Henze: Das verratene Meer (2021)
FLAC tracks | 02:05:04 | 560 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

‘I find myself increasingly occupied with matters of the human soul, its sublimation and spiritual abyss. Certainly my opera The Ocean Betrayed betrays this preoccupation. This music has been to Hades and back, with Monteverdi and myself. ‘Hans-Werner Henze based the story for Das verratene Meer (‘The Sea Betrayed‘) on Japanese writer Yuko Mishima‘s 1963 novel, Gogo no Eiko (‘The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea‘). The book offers an unsettling scenario' in which the struggle for normality is doomed to failure‘. A young widow, Fusako, falls for a merchant navy officer, Ryuji, creating tension with her son, Noboru, who belongs to a violent gang that will exact revenge on the widow‘s lover. Through symphonic interludes, the ‘angry, betrayed sea‘ becomes the drama‘s witness and its narrative voice in Henze‘s painfully dark and brutal opera.

Vienna Symphony, Wolfgang Koch, Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor, Wiener Symphoniker - Hindemith: Mathis der Maler (2021)

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Vienna Symphony, Wolfgang Koch, Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor, Wiener Symphoniker - Hindemith: Mathis der Maler (2021)

Vienna Symphony, Wolfgang Koch, Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor, Wiener Symphoniker - Hindemith: Mathis der Maler (2021)
FLAC tracks | 3:02:53 | 933 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Mathis der Maler is the central composition of Paul Hindemith’s output for music theater. The reception began with its successful premiere of a symphony of three orchestral parts from the opera, in March of 1934 in Berlin. That was still before the composer was attacked in the National-Socialist press which prompted a defense of Furtwängler’s in a newspaper article titled “The Hindemith Case”. The opera wasn’t premiered until May 1938, in Zurich, where the Hindemith’s had emigrated to, before moving on to the United States. Much as Mathis, who found his political engagement in the Peasant’s War and his calling to paint solely for the glory of God to collide with the expectation to positions himself on religious matters during the Reformation, Hindemith found himself torn between his refusal to propagate for the Nazis, his urge to follow his inner voice, and the demand that he position himself against the regime. These highly acclaimed performances from 2012 at Theater an der Wien with Opera Star Roland Koch in the title role is finally now available here.

Matthias Goerne, Orchestre De Paris, Christoph Eschenbach - Anniversary Edition (2021)

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Matthias Goerne, Orchestre De Paris, Christoph Eschenbach - Anniversary Edition (2021)

Matthias Goerne, Orchestre De Paris, Christoph Eschenbach - Anniversary Edition (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 6:36:38 | 906 Mb / 1,5 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

When Zemlinsky died in 1942, there was no telling if or when posthumous recognition of his work would take place. Typical though his reception was for the 20th century – pockmarked by two world wars and Nazi rule, it remains remarkable just how differently Zemlinsky, born on October 14th, 1871, has been judged throughout the last 150 years. He had his works premiered at the Vienna Court Opera by Mahler. He commanded the utmost respect of his pupil and brother-inlaw Arnold Schoenberg. He was celebrated as the director of Prague’s New German Theatre. And yet, still in his lifetime, his work succumbed to political and stylistic changes; he had been persecuted and was forgotten.
We’ve sort of come full circle: Zemlinsky is once again considered a great composer whose works don’t have to shy away from comparison with those of his famous contemporaries and whose music gets performed at least occasionally. With this special "Anniversary Edition" Capriccio revere the huge spectrum of his outstanding musically compositions.

Monte Pederson - Zemlinsky: Der König Kandaules, Op. 26 (2021)

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Monte Pederson - Zemlinsky: Der König Kandaules, Op. 26 (2021)

Monte Pederson - Zemlinsky: Der König Kandaules, Op. 26 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:07:49 | 531 / 291 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

When the German troops occupied Austria in 1938, Zemlinsky fled with his wife Louise via Prague to New York, with the short score of Canduales in his luggage. Zemlinsky attached great hopes of producing the piece at the MET but on account of the somewhat delicate bed scene in the second act they dismissed the production. Building a new existence once more remained denied to Zemlinsky. Only half a year after his arrival he suffered a stroke from which he was never fully to recover. For Zemlinsky’s 150th Birthday Anniversary, Capriccio presents a new remastered edition of this legendary first recording from 1996.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gregor Bühl - Braunfels: Orchestral Works (2021)

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gregor Bühl - Braunfels: Orchestral Works (2021)

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gregor Bühl - Braunfels: Orchestral Works (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 59:01 | 241 / 135 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

“Slightly the audience remember that I’m – as a descendant of writing tonal music – still alive and continue composing” (Walter Braunfels, 1946).Walter Braunfels is a composer whose music died twice: once when the Nazis declared his music “degenerate art”. Then again when post-war Germany had little use for the various schools of tonal music; when the arbiters of taste considered any form of romantic music – almost the whole pre-war aesthetic – to be tainted. This 9th release of Capriccio’s Braunfels Edition shows us also an open-minded composer who experimented with Jazz elements in his Divertimento for Radio-Orchestra in 1929.

Raymond Very - Schulhoff: Flammen, WV 93 (Live) (2021)

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Raymond Very - Schulhoff: Flammen, WV 93 (Live) (2021)

Raymond Very - Schulhoff: Flammen, WV 93 (Live) (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:07:16 | 603 / 291 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

In the 1920s and 1930s, there was a multi-faceted musical scene in culturally flourishing Czechoslovakia. When we take a look at the works by e.g. Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, Hans Krása, Viktor Ullmann or Erwin Schulhoff, we can perceive a stylistically very similar course, conceivable against the given background as a ‘Prague School’ (as a counter-movement to the ‘Viennese School’). In Schulhoff’s early works, the features are a late Romantic approach influenced by Reger that later developed with an emphasis on rhythm in the direction of Expressionism and Neo-Classicism, also including jazz elements. The starting point is the ‘Don Juan’ story, but the underlying idea in Beneš’ and Schulhoff’s work is not to present the colourful seducer, but the fate of a man driven by his desires and needs who cannot even remotely find happiness and peace in constancy. In his opera, Schulhoff brilliantly manages to find a different dramaturgical approach, on the one hand, and at the same time to pay a kind of alienated homage to Mozart’s work, on the other.

Thüringer Bach Collegium & Gernot Süßmuth - Schweitzer: The Resurrection of Christ (2021)

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Thüringer Bach Collegium & Gernot Süßmuth - Schweitzer: The Resurrection of Christ (2021)

Thüringer Bach Collegium & Gernot Süßmuth - Schweitzer: The Resurrection of Christ (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:38:50 | 469 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Only few testimonies provide us any details about this now little known but once esteemed composer. Born in Coburg, 1735, Anton Schweitzer died 1787 in Gotha, where he had settled following the Weimar palace fire in 1774. Regrettably, only relatively few manuscripts have survived. Some of the works recorded here (which comprise almost the entire existing church music) have been preserved in several copies, which were recently found in different archives in Thuringia. This recording shows us a colorful virtuoso music of an unjustly forgotten composer.

Wiener Jenesse Chor, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Günther Theuring - Eisler: Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50 (2021)

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Wiener Jenesse Chor, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Günther Theuring - Eisler: Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50 (2021)

Wiener Jenesse Chor, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Günther Theuring - Eisler: Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 66:28 | 266 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Of particular importance to Eisler was the principle of synthesis, working with a variety of musical aesthetics, and merging them to an autonomous whole… albeit always with an eye to also wanting to “change the world” with his music. The October Revolution of 1917 and the assumption of power by the Bolsheviks in Russia shaped young Hanns Eisler already for the rest of his life. Later on, in the 1930s after all, there was no topic that preoccupied him more, during the years of exile, than the sustained protest against National Socialism. Eisler wanted to make a musical stance against Fascism with his Opus 50; he wanted to show – together with his collaborating librettist Brecht – that there was not just a Germany Nazis but another, better Germany… driven into Exile or interned in concentration camps. The Deutsche Sinfonie is arguably Eisler's most important composition; she is unique in its ingenious combination of symphony, cantata, and oratorio.