WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 4: 1958-2014


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19028   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnBedrich SmetanaFranz LisztRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Peter BeschMarianne LuxemburgerAnthony Rolfe JohnsonBrigitte Messthaler,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony OrchestraStuttgart Radio Symphony OrchestraSWR Vocal Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 9 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release is the latest installment in the Michael Gielen Edition, and it brings a sense of climax to the first four volumes. Of all the sets released so far, this latest volume contains the most first releases- 14 of the 23 works have never been released before, including extensive works such as Berlioz’s Requiem and Schumann’s Scenes from Faust. The set also contains recordings with international stars such as Heinrich Schiff (Dvorak Cello Concerto), Josef Suk (Dvorak Violin Concerto), Gunter Reich (Baritone, Faust) and Ludwig Hoffmann (Weber Piano Concerto No. 2). Other outstanding recordings include two particularly splendid interpretations from the Minnesota Music Festival (Weber’s Freischutz Overture and Weber’s Kaiserwalzer), Read more plus Dvorak’s Violin and Cello Concertos, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Michael Gielen’s controlled, intense direction is on display in each piece. Gielen was less known for his interpretation of music from the Romantic period. His recordings of such repertoire may form only a small part of his legacy, but they receive outstanding performances here, which will be appreciated not only by fans and collectors of Gielen’s work, but by music lovers in general. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ein Sommernachtstraum, op. 21 & op. 61: Ouvertüre: Allegro di molto by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
2.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866 
3.
Episodes from Lenau's Faust, S 110: no 2, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
5.
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
6.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
7.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
8.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
9.
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Scenes from Goethe's Faust by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Peter Besch (Tenor), Marianne Luxemburger (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor),
Brigitte Messthaler (Alto), Doris Soffel (Mezzo Soprano), Mitsuko Shirai (Soprano),
Roswitha Fischer (Soprano), Barbara Miller (Soprano), Helmut Berger-Tuna (Bass),
Judith Beckmann (Soprano), Margit Neubauer (Alto), Robert Holl (Bass),
Tadao Yoshie (Baritone), Gunter Reich (Baritone), Christa Muckenheim (Soprano),
Richard Anlauf (Bass)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  SWR Vocal Ensemble,  NDR Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844-1853; Germany 
11.
Manfred, Op.115: Overture by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849 
12.
Die Braut von Messina, Op. 100 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
13.
Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 32 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Ludwig Hoffmann (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Germany 
15.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
16.
Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Bohemia 
17.
Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Bohemia 
18.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
19.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
20.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
21.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
22.
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
23.
Grande messe des morts, Op. 5 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  David Rendall (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  SWR Vocal Ensemble  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
24.
Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
25.
A Summer Tale, Op. 29 by Josef Suk
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1909; Czech Republic 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title