Schone Welt... Songs by Schubert, Schreker & Korngold | Capriccio C5233

Schone Welt... Songs by Schubert, Schreker & Korngold


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Label: Capriccio

Cat No: C5233

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 29th April 2016



Franz Schubert's personality was a mix of emotional extremes, which made it difficult for him to portray a world of perfection and beauty in his songs. Instead, his compositions approached any appearance of beauty with touches of subtlety and sensuality. In contrast, Franz Schreker never experienced any difficulty in creating a wonderfully idyllic world in his compositions. On occasion, he was even more successful as a composer than Richard Strauss, much to the latter's chagrin. But then the Nazis came. Beautiful world, where did you go? The Jewish composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold fled to a "beautiful new world", namely America, where he achieved great fame with his film scores - but the silver screen presents only (fine) illusions.” - Anne Schwanewilms

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