Zemlinsky - Die Seejungfrau; Schreker - Der Geburtstag der I...

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Zemlinsky - Die Seejungfrau; Schreker - Der Geburtstag der I...

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, under their outgoing chief conductor Vasily Petrenko (soon to take up the reins at London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), make a splash with their latest release on the Onyx label. It pairs two marvellous orchestral works by two composers from the turn of the last century, both of whose reputations were all but forgotten thanks to the horrors of the 1930s and 40s. Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) and Franz Schreker (1878-1934) were in their day two of the most celebrated Viennese composers at a time w... read more

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, under their outgoing chief conductor Vasily Petrenko (soon to take up the reins at London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), make a splash with their latest r... read more

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In praise of... Weber

In praise of... Weber  4th May 2021

4th May 2021

The big musical anniversaries tend to revolve around composers’ births and deaths: the centenary of Debussy’s death was marked in 2018; last year (just in case you missed it) saw Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebrated more by recordings than by the jamboree of live performances originally planned; and this year marks 50 years since the death of Stravinsky, and 500 years since that of Josquin Desprez. Occasionally, however, individual musical works of landmark significance are celebrated: the centenary of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle was marked in 1976 by the controversial Boulez-Chéreau production (now itself regarded as a classic), and in 2013 one could barely move for recordings and live performances marking the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

18 June 2021 marks the bicentenary of Carl Maria von Weber’s operatic masterpiece Der... read more

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