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Korngold: Orchestral Works Vol 1-4 / Werner A. Albert, Et Al


Release Date: 06/02/1998 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 999150   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Lajos FarkasSteven De GrooteJulius BergerChristian Brüning
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set is available at a special rate: four CDs for the price of two.
The true historic impact of 20th century composers may not be known until their time is long past. The careers of eminent artists such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold lend themselves to debate. Korngold's start as a thirteen-year-old stage prodigy and his end as a Hollywood film composer do not reconcile themselves easily. However it is exactly this tumultuous career path that made Korngold's music the soundtrack of the bustling years to come.
Korngold's youthful success set a higher standard for his later work; the strides he made can be observed over the four-and-a-half hour length of this collection. From 1908 to 1953 his pieces matured as he struggled to
Read more recapture the critical triumph of his early years. His work with film gave his later orchestral works a pronounced, dramatic feel, expertly captured in this collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Der Schneemann: Prelude and Serenade by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Lajos Farkas (Violin)
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1908; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
2. Schauspiel, Op. 4: Overture by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1985 
Length: 13 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
3. Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1986 
Length: 42 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
4. Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 11 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Length: 17 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5. Symphonic Overture, Op. 13 "Sursum corda" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1989 
Length: 18 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Piano left hand in C# minor, Op. 17 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Steven De Groote (Piano)
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1988 
Length: 34 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7. Die kleine Serenade, Op. 24 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Length: 20 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Cello in C major, Op. 37 "Deception" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Julius Berger (Cello)
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Hollywood, Californi 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Length: 12 Minutes 33 Secs. 
9. Symphonic Serenade in B major, Op. 39 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Christian Brüning (Violin)
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Hollywood, Californi 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Length: 31 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10. Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Length: 51 Minutes 53 Secs. 
11. Theme and Variations, Op. 42 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12. Straussiana by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Hollywood, Californi 
Date of Recording: 02/1987 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
13. Der Schneemann: Entr'acte by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1908; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 

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