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Musik...Sprache der Welt - Hartmann, Blacher, Fortner / Fricsay


Release Date: 07/12/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4775487   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Karl Amadeus HartmannWolfgang FortnerBoris Blacher
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Then there is Hartmann’s Sixth Symphony with its powerful sonorities and sense of unfolding cataclysm, the bassoon, muted brass and swirling surly strings in the first movement Adagio a combustible descendent of Berg. And yet when the strings, newly seared, and the onrushing trumpets drive out into phantasmagoria and collapse Fricsay evokes the tenderness of the music’s sudden haunted elegance and almost recriminatory beauty with a sure understanding of what’s at stake. The frantic Toccata, with its troublesome and querulous fugato, is sharply turned and the piano and percussion interjections are well judged.

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
...Then there is Hartmann’s Sixth Symphony with its powerful sonorities and sense of unfolding cataclysm, the bassoon, muted brass and swirling surly strings in the first movement Adagio a combustible descendent of Berg. And yet when the strings, newly seared, and the onrushing trumpets drive out into phantasmagoria and collapse Fricsay evokes the tenderness of the music’s sudden haunted elegance and almost recriminatory beauty with a sure understanding of what’s at stake. The frantic Toccata, with its troublesome and querulous fugato, is sharply turned and the piano and percussion interjections are well judged.

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 by Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Germany 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 23 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany (09/19/1955 - 09/23/1955) 
2.
Symphony no 4: 3rd movement, Adagio appassionato by Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Germany 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany (12/06/1949 - 12/07/1949) 
3.
Symphony: Finale by Wolfgang Fortner
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Heidelberg, Germany 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany (12/06/1949 - 12/07/1949) 
4.
Variations on a Theme of Niccolò Paganini, Op. 26 by Boris Blacher
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1950 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.6: 1. Adagio - Andante - Appassionato (Allegro moderato) - Agitato - Largamente - Allegro moderato con fuoco - Adagio
Symphony No.6: 2. Presto - Allegro assai (Fuge I)- Tempo II- Fuge III - Coda
Symphony No. 4 - String Orchestra (1947): Finale: Adagio appassionato
Symphony (1947): 4. Finale
Variations On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.26: Thema. Quasi Presto - Variations 1-3
Variations On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.26: Variations 4-7
Variations On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.26: Variation 8
Variations On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.26: Variations 9-12
Variations On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.26: Variations 13-16

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