Schreker - The Birthday of the Infanta (Suite), Prelude to a Drama, Romantic Suite | Naxos 8573821

Schreker - The Birthday of the Infanta (Suite), Prelude to a Drama, Romantic Suite

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573821

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 12th October 2018

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Franz Schreker was a prominent figure in early 20th-century Austro-German music, his reputation as an opera composer rivalling that of Richard Strauss. The Prelude to a Drama is the concert overture of Schreker’s acclaimed opera Die Gezeichneten, a lurid drama involving murder and madness. Conceived as a theatrical pantomime, The Birthday of the Infanta adapts Oscar Wilde’s tragic tale of an ugly dwarf who dies of a broken heart, while the Romantic Suite fully explores the composer’s colourfully detailed and translucent orchestration and lyrical expressiveness.

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