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Hindemith: Mathis Der Maler / Kubelik, Fischer-Dieskau


Release Date: 05/13/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55237   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Karl KreilleGerd FeldhoffJames KingUrszula Koszut,   ... 
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Album includes libretto in English.

Listening to Kubelík’s urgent conducting and Fischer-Dieskau’s towering assumption of the title role, it’s easy to see why many people consider this to be Hindemith’s masterpiece. Against a background of the Peasants’ Revolt and Church-State conflicts in early 16th-century Germany, Hindemith weaves a complex parable of the role of the artist in society. The libretto may be wordy and the score overburdened with notes, but the opera’s dramatic and musical sweep is immensely impressive.

-- Stephen Maddock, BBC Music Magazine
Album includes libretto in English.

Listening to Kubelík’s urgent conducting and Fischer-Dieskau’s towering assumption of the title role, it’s easy to see why many people consider this to be Hindemith’s masterpiece. Against a background of the Peasants’ Revolt and Church-State conflicts in early 16th-century Germany, Hindemith weaves a complex parable of the role of the artist in society. The libretto may be wordy and the score overburdened with notes, but the opera’s dramatic and musical sweep is immensely impressive.

-- Stephen Maddock, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mathis der Maler (Complete Opera) by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Karl Kreille (Bass), Gerd Feldhoff (Bass), James King (Tenor),
Urszula Koszut (Soprano), Trudeliese Schmidt (Mezzo Soprano), Rose Wagemann (Mezzo Soprano),
Donald Grobe (Tenor), Alexander Malta (Bass), William Cochran (Tenor),
Peter Meven (Bass), Manfred Schmidt (Tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1935; Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

Prelude
Sixth Tableau: "Alte Märchen woben uns fromme Bilder"

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