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Late Romanic - Paul Von Klenau: Symphonies No 1 & 5, Etc


Release Date: 07/18/2000 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 224134   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul von Klenau
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although Paul von Klenau was not a visionary (despite his associations with Shoenberg and Berg), his output serves as a distinguished chapter from the dawn of the early 20th century--and the twilight years of late Romanticism.
Imagine an angst-free Mahler crossed with the soaring flights of Bruckner and you will have a good idea of Klenau's Symphony No 1. The Allegro non troppo is the standout movement here: an impassioned finale (with a subtle nod toward Beethoven) that showcases Klenau's mastery of the orchestra as well as the top-notch musicianship of the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
Although Symphony No. 5 dates from 1939, Klenau remained steadfast to his Romantic inclinations. By this time, Klenau had jettisoned his thick-textured
Read more orchestrations in favor of a slightly more transparent one that accentuated winds and solo string instruments. Nevertheless, this brief yet dramatic and exciting work rooted in a turn-of-the-century aesthetic.
"Paolo and Francesca" is a tone poem that effectively captures the descent into Hell of Dante's "Divine Comedy." With its stark orchestration and riveting timpani rolls, this is a work of great power, and a piece that gives the remarkable Odense Symphony Orchestra a full work out. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in F minor by Paul von Klenau
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Odense, Denmark 
Length: 37 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 5 "Triptikon" by Paul von Klenau
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Odense, Denmark 
Length: 11 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3.
Paolo and Francesca by Paul von Klenau
Conductor:  Jan Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Odense, Denmark 
Length: 19 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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