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Michael Jarrell - Cassandre - a spoken opera for ensemble and actress

Michael Jarrell - Cassandre - a spoken opera for ensemble and actress
ID: KAI0012912
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection

It's stretching the conventional, technical definition of the term to call Swiss composer Michael Jarrell's spoken monodrama "Cassandre" an opera, but that's the composer's description of it, and as such, it ought to be respected. It does consist of a musical narrative accompanying a verbal narrative, so even though it doesn't involve singing, it comes closer to standard opera than some pieces that are so designated. Also, the fact that it is so compelling as a unified musical and dramatic entity makes its definition seem less consequential; it's fully successful in using music and story to draw the listener into the protagonist's world. "Cassandre" has received numerous international performances since its 1994 premiere and has been translated into a variety of languages. In its form, popularity, subject matter (the protagonist's reflection on the trauma of war), emotional impact, and to some extent its musical style, it strongly resembles Marc Neikrug's haunting 1980 "music-drama" "Through Roses."

"Cassandre" is based on a text by Christa Wolf that actress Astrid Bas delivers with urgency and poignant dramatic restraint. Jarrell's score for chamber ensemble is notable for the evocative subtlety of its depiction of the Trojan prophet's state of mind as she recounts the horrors of the war. Jarrell avoids the obvious -- the big rhetorical gestures -- that would seem to be appropriate for such a dramatic and grim story, and instead creates a soundworld of gossamer, dream-like ethereality to underscore "Cassandre"'s intimate musings. His orchestration is incandescent, and the music is simply beautiful in its prismatically evolving textures. For a piece that rarely rises above a whisper, it makes a surprisingly visceral impact. IRCAM's Ensemble InterContemporain, led by Susanna Mälkki, plays the challenging score with exceptional grace and delicacy. Kairos' sound is immaculate, as is typical for its releases. Highly recommended for fans of new music.
Stephen Eddins, All Music Guide
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NABUCCO - Drama in four parts by Giuseppe Verdi

NABUCCO - Drama in four parts by Giuseppe Verdi
ID: BRIL92270
CDs: 1
Type: DVD5
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Opéra

1 DVD 4:3
Total time: 02:11:00
Region: (All) PAL
Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo 5.1

Nabuconodosor - Renato Bruson Ismaele - Maurizio Frusoni Zaccaria - Carlo Colombara Abigaille - Lauren Flanigan Fenena - Monica Bacelli
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Wilhelm Stenhammar - Tirfing (Scenes from the opera)

Wilhelm Stenhammar - Tirfing (Scenes from the opera)
ID: CDO1033-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
World Premiere Recording

Excerpts from one of the truly great Swedish operas of its time, written in great Wagnerian style. The excerpts are from the huge monologues for mezzo. Few mezzos today, apart from Ingrid Tobiasson could keep the listener in such a tight grip!!
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Der Rosenkavalier - Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier - Richard Strauss
ID: BRIL92271
CDs: 1
Type: DVD5
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Opéra

1 DVD 16:9
Total time: 03:20:00
Region: (All) PAL
Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo 5.1

Marschallin - Elizabeth Whitehouse Octavian - Ildiko Komlosi Sophie - Desiree Rancatore Baron Ochs of Lerchenau - Daniel Lewis Williams Herr Von Faninal - David Pittman-Jennings A singer - Pietro Ballo
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Stefan Elenkov, bass - Opera Recital

Stefan Elenkov, bass - Opera Recital
ID: GD235
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Opéra

The experts define Stefan Elenkov (1937-97) as "a bass with a timbre rich in overtones and voice with piercing power". These qualities combined with his priceless training with Prof. Christo Brambarov, his further studies in Palermo and the great experience on the stage place him amongst the most stunning opera singers. His career was connected mostly with the Sofia Opera House (1966-97). But Elenkov had also sang as guest-artist in numerous famous opera theatres: the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, the State Opera Theatre in Vienna, Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, in opera performances in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Israel, Brasil, France, the USA, etc. His repertoire included all the big bass parts: Mephistopheles from Faust (Gounod), Fiesco from Simon Boccanegra (Verdi), Khan Kontchak from Prince Igor (Borodin), Prince Khovansky and Dossifey from Khovanshchina (Mussorgsky), King Philip and the Inquisitor from Don Carlos (Verdi) and many others. Some of them are included in this CD. The recordings were made in different periods of his rich artistic career but the constant trends in all of them are his incredibly beautiful voice, his high level of professionalism and captivating artistry.

Interprets: Hinchev
Accompanied by:
Orchestra of the Sofia National Opera conducted by Boris Hinchev
Studio recording, May 28, 1970 - 1, 2, 3, 4
Bulgarian national Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ivan Angelov
Studio recording, March 11, 1983 - 5, 6
Orchestra of the Sofia National opera conducted by Mark Ermler
Live recording, April 8, 1977 - 7
Orchestra of the Sofia National opera conducted by Assen Naidenov
Live recording, May 8, 1983 - 8, 9, 10
Orchestra of the Sofia National opera conducted by Rouslan Raichev
Live recording, April 23, 1988 - 11
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Salvatore Sciarrino - Luci mie traditrici

Salvatore Sciarrino - Luci mie traditrici
ID: KAI0012222
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Opéra

Both peculiar archaism and highest sensitivity characterize this quiet while extremely tense sound landscapes of the Sicilian composer Salvatore Sciarrino.
(Hans-Peter Jahn)

Includes booklet with text by Hans-Peter Jahn
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Mozart - Mitridate, Re Di Ponto (3 CD Set)

Mozart - Mitridate, Re Di Ponto (3 CD Set)
ID: BRIL92344
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Opéra

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I. Stravinsky: Petrushka - Evgeni Svetlanov - State Academic Symphony Orchestra

I. Stravinsky: Petrushka -  Evgeni Svetlanov - State Academic Symphony Orchestra
ID: CR031
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Opéra

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Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm - Arnljot (Auszüge)

Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm - Arnljot (Auszüge)
ID: CDO1082-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
World Premiere Recording
Subcollection: Romantic Music

Erland Hagegård, baritone (Arnljot), (1,4,8)
Karin Langebo, soprano (Waino), (3,5)
Edith Thallaug, mezzo-soprano (Gunhild), (4,8)
Björn Asker, baritone (Tormod), (7)
Kåge Jehrlander, tenor (Sigurd), (8)
Male Chorus from the Stockholm Philharmonic Choir (6,8)
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Verdi - La Traviata by Callas, Valletti, Zanasi, Collier and N. Rescigno

Verdi - La Traviata by Callas, Valletti, Zanasi, Collier and N. Rescigno
ID: IDIS6541-42
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection:
Opera Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

12.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

 
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