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Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau, Sinfonietta / James Conlon


Release Date: 09/24/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55515   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander von Zemlinsky
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Conlon’s version can be warmly recommended. His care over texture, detail and the moulding of Zemlinsky’s long and beautiful lines is exemplary and loving, his orchestra can provide a huge, densely Straussian sound when required – the love music in the first movement is beautifully warm, the storm scene magnificently powerful yet never opaque. Conductor and orchestra are very good, too, in the often bonier sounds of the Sinfonietta, but rouse themselves to a dark and bitterly impassioned climax in the central funeral march. Conlon obviously loves this music and his readings are eloquent. The recordings are very fine indeed: luxuriously rich, but with no lack of filigree or detail.'" -- Gramophone "Conlon’s version can be warmly recommended. His care over texture, detail and the moulding of Zemlinsky’s long and beautiful lines is exemplary and loving, his orchestra can provide a huge, densely Straussian sound when required – the love music in the first movement is beautifully warm, the storm scene magnificently powerful yet never opaque. Conductor and orchestra are very good, too, in the often bonier sounds of the Sinfonietta, but rouse themselves to a dark and bitterly impassioned climax in the central funeral march. Conlon obviously loves this music and his readings are eloquent. The recordings are very fine indeed: luxuriously rich, but with no lack of filigree or detail.'" -- Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Seejungfrau by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1903; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Stolberger Strasse Studio, Cologne 
Length: 44 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2.
Sinfonietta, Op. 23 by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Stolberger Strasse Studio, Cologne 
Length: 22 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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