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Musik...Sprache der Welt - Grieg, Liszt / Suitner


Release Date: 07/12/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4775482   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Edvard GriegFranz Liszt
Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Liszt items are the real draw here. Otmar Suitner's emphasis on flowing line and melodic contour makes Liszt's music sound with a greater cohesion than usual--something pretty easy to do in Orpheus but markedly less so in Mazeppa, which requires a firmer grip on the work's structure and an overarching view of its formal plan. Suitner certainly has both of these going for him, and this accounts for his performances being both satisfying and stimulating.

Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites are less impressive, if only because there already are so many excellent performances available (and in multi-channel sound). Nevertheless, Suitner's ear for color is a notable attraction (the charming woodwinds in Morning, the silken string tone in
Read more Ase's Death), as is his finely tuned sense of rhythm (Anitra's Dance proceeds with an ingratiating lilt). The Bamberg Symphony performs with a freshness reminiscent of a time when these works (the Grieg, at least) weren't so overplayed. Deutsche Grammophon's vintage (early 1950s) recordings offer respectable mono sound. Worth a listen for the historically inclined.

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
2.
Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
3.
Orpheus, S 98 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1854; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Mazeppa, S 100 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851/1854; Weimar, Germany 

Sound Samples

Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: 1. Morning mood
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: 2. Aase's death
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: 3. Anitra's dance
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: 4. In the Hall of the Mountain King
Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op.55: 1. The Abduction (Ingrid's lament)
Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op.55: 2. Arabian dance
Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op.55: 3. Peer Gynt's return
Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op.55: 4. Solveig's song
Orpheus, symphonic poem No.4, S.98
Mazeppa, symphonic poem No.6, S.100

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