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Korngold: Sursum Corda, Etc / Bamert, Et Al


Release Date: 08/28/2007 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10432   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed when Korngold was only 14, the four-movement 'Sinfonietta', portrays a phenomenal expertise both in organization of musical ideas and in the handling of the orchestra: exquisitely orchestrated and crafted with an idiosyncrasy of harmony and rhythmic manipulation. Coupled with 'Sursum corda', an early virtuoso showpiece, and extraordinarily sumptuous piece, reminiscent of 'Pines of Rome', some of it was later used as some of the material for Korngold's score for 'Robin Hood' for which he received an Academy Award. Bamert's performances of these compelling examples of Korngold's early orchestral output were well received by the critics on original release, and are welcomed onto the Classics label for the first time. 'Here are Read more glorious performances of two of his early orchestral works.' - BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Overture, Op. 13 "Sursum corda" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 

Sound Samples

Sursum Corda, Op. 13
Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5: I. Fliessend, mit heiterem Schwunge
Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5: II. Scherzo. Molto agitato, rasch und feuerig
Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5: III. Molto andante (traumerisch)
Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5: IV. Finale. Patetico - Allegro giocoso

Customer Reviews

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 Astonishing Music April 13, 2012 By J. Wallace-Smith (Charlottesville, VA) See All My Reviews "Bamert and the BBC do a fine job of performing both of these maginificent works of Korngold. Sine Qua Non music by a still underappreciated composer." Report Abuse
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