Tonight: Hits from Berlin to Broadway (CD) | Decca 4792483

Tonight: Hits from Berlin to Broadway (CD)

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4792483

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 20th January 2014

Contents

Works

Abraham, Paul

Blume von Hawaii
» Blume von Hawaii

Bernstein, Leonard

West Side Story
» Maria
» Tonight

Gershwin, George

Pardon my English
» The Loreley
Strike up the Band
» Overture

Kunneke, Eduard

Der Vetter aus Dingsda
» Ich bin nur ein armer Wandergesell (Act 1)
» Intermezzo

Leux, Leo

Es leuchten die Sterne

Lincke, Paul

Frau Luna
» Berliner Luft
Grigri: Overture

Loewe, Frederick

My Fair Lady
» I could have danced all night

May, Hans

Ein Lied geht um di Welt
» Ein Lied geht um di Welt

Stolz, Robert

2 Herzen im Dreivierteltakt (2 Hearts In Three-Quarter Time)
» Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt
Der Favorit
» Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein

Weill, Kurt

One Touch of Venus
» Foolish Heart

Artists

Renee Fleming
Klaus Florian Vogt
Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

Works

Abraham, Paul

Blume von Hawaii
» Blume von Hawaii

Bernstein, Leonard

West Side Story
» Maria
» Tonight

Gershwin, George

Pardon my English
» The Loreley
Strike up the Band
» Overture

Kunneke, Eduard

Der Vetter aus Dingsda
» Ich bin nur ein armer Wandergesell (Act 1)
» Intermezzo

Leux, Leo

Es leuchten die Sterne

Lincke, Paul

Frau Luna
» Berliner Luft
Grigri: Overture

Loewe, Frederick

My Fair Lady
» I could have danced all night

May, Hans

Ein Lied geht um di Welt
» Ein Lied geht um di Welt

Stolz, Robert

2 Herzen im Dreivierteltakt (2 Hearts In Three-Quarter Time)
» Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt
Der Favorit
» Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein

Weill, Kurt

One Touch of Venus
» Foolish Heart

Artists

Renee Fleming
Klaus Florian Vogt
Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

About

The Staatskapelle Dresden’s New Year’s Eve concert has become a much-loved fixture in the musical calendar. This year’s event, starring Christian Thielemann, Renée Fleming and Klaus Florian Vogt, is being released on both CD and DVD.

Steeped in tradition, the Dresden Semperoper has welcomed many prestigious figures to its podium, from Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner to the current Principal Conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann – a forward-thinking musician, but one who also has a healthy respect for the past.

The Semperoper’s New Year’s Eve concert is a highlight of the holiday season and the perfect way for music-lovers to see out the Old Year and welcome the New. Broadcast live on ZDF in Germany and relayed by Unitel Classica to 27 different countries, it has become a much-loved part of the seasonal festivities, its popularity due in large part to the fact that Thielemann and his orchestra deliver a finely balanced mix of the festive and the nostalgic, with touches of downbeat Weltschmerz amid the whirling waltzes.

This year’s programme, entitled 'Tonight', will take the audience on a dazzling journey from Berlin to Broadway, showcasing all the dynamism and drama of twentieth-century musical theatre: from kings of operetta Paul Abraham, Robert Stolz and Paul Lincke to masters of the musical Frederick Loewe, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein.

Thielemann will steer a course between operetta classics such as Two Hearts in Waltz Time and Flower of Hawaii, and Broadway hits such as 'Maria' and 'Tonight' from West Side Story, stopping off along the way to perform numbers from less well-known works such as Gershwin’s Strike Up The Band, a satire in which the US declares war on Switzerland over the price of cheese!

Sharing the stage with Thielemann this year are two of the greatest singers of our time, soprano Renée Fleming and tenor Klaus Florian Vogt – ideal choices as far as the conductor is concerned. “It’s wonderful to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends”, he says. “I’ve worked with both of them many times and it’s always a delight, so I couldn’t ask for better company on the last night of the year.”

The great thing about these operettas and musicals is that as well as the snappy rhythms and numbers in three-quarter time, there are always serious undertones too”, says Thielemann. “So yes, they’re perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration, but because they’ve been part of the classical repertoire for so long now, they also give us a kind of timeless insight into human hearts and souls.”

Contents:
Paul Lincke
1. Grigri: Overture

Hans May
2. Ein Lied geht um die Welt (from the homonymous movie)
Klaus Florian Vogt

Robert Stolz
3. Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein (from the operetta Der Favorit)
Renée Fleming

Eduard Künneke
4. Intermezzo
5. Ich bin nur ein armer Wandergesell (from the operetta Der Vetter aus Dingsda)
Klaus Florian Vogt

Robert Stolz
6. Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt (from the homonymous operetta)
Renée Fleming • Klaus Florian Vogt

Leo Leux
7. Es leuchten die Sterne

Paul Abraham
8. Blume von Hawaii (from the homonymous operetta)
Klaus Florian Vogt • Sächsischer Staatsopernchor

Paul Lincke
9. Berliner Luft (from the operetta Frau Luna)

George Gershwin
10. The Loreley (from the musical Pardon My English)
Renée Fleming • Sächsischer Staatsopernchor
11. Strike up the Band: Overture

Leonard Bernstein
12. Maria (from the musical West Side Story)
Klaus Florian Vogt

Frederick Loewe
13. I Could Have Danced All Night (from the musical My Fair Lady)
Renée Fleming

Kurt Weill
14. Foolish Heart
Renée Fleming

Leonard Bernstein
15. Tonight (from the musical West Side Story)
Renée Fleming • Klaus Florian Vogt

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