Zemlinsky - Die Seejungfrau, Prelude & Interlude from Es war einmal | CPO 7779622

Zemlinsky - Die Seejungfrau, Prelude & Interlude from Es war einmal

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7779622

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th October 2017

Contents

Artists

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Conductor

Cornelius Meister

Works

Zemlinsky, Alexander von

Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid)
Es war einmal
» Interlude
» Prelude

Artists

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Conductor

Cornelius Meister

About

Even seventy-five years after his death Alexander von Zemlinsky continues to be overshadowed by his pupil, colleague, friend, and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, all because he presumably was not so much a member of the avant-garde. Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) is an enigmatic and absolutely fabulous work based on the fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. First rediscovered in the mid-1970s, it has become one of Zemlinsky’s most popular works. This genuine product of the musical art nouveau – fantastic and highly unified, suggestive and lavishly pictorial, and instrumented with an extraordinary feel for colours – abounds in vivid themes and motifs that make a profound and lasting impression on each and every listener. In addition, we are presenting two little samples from Zemlinsky’s second (fairy tale) opera, Es war einmal (Once Upon a Time), one of the young composer’s first great successes at the Vienna Court Opera.

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