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Brahms-Glanert: 4 Serious Songs - Brahms-Berio: Clarinet Sonata - Glanert: Weites Land / Elts Helsinki PO


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1263   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Detlev GlanertJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Michael NagyKari Kriikku
Conductor:  Olari Elts
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording includes a fascinating program: Luciano Berio's iconic adaptation of Johannes Brahms' Clarinet Sonata No. 1 combined with Detlev Glanert's recent arrangement of Brahms' late vocal masterpiece, Four Serious Songs. Also included is Glanert's new orchestral work Weites Land written in the spirit of Brahms. This disc includes as its soloists award-winning clarinetist Kari Kriikku and German baritone Michael Nagy. This is the second release of Estonian conductor Olari Elts together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Detlev Glanert was, like Brahms, born in Hamburg. A pupil of Diether de la Motte and Hans Werner Henze, Glanert has long felt a deep connection with Brahms' music through "a specific North German tradition, Read more in which I believe myself to be connected with Brahms, to do with a melancholy in his pieces, with a certain severity." Luciano Berio was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 1986 to provide an orchestral version of the first of the two late sonatas Brahms composed in 1894, two years prior to the Serious Songs. Berio created a 25-minute concerto, although retaining the designation "Sonata". Berio's treatment of Brahms' was highly respectful and straightforward and the solo part is almost identical with the origina lsonata. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes and Serious Songs (4) [After J. Brahms] by Detlev Glanert
Performer:  Michael Nagy (Baritone)
Conductor:  Olari Elts
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
2.
Wetes Land by Detlev Glanert
Conductor:  Olari Elts
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
3.
Sonata for Clarinet/Viola and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Olari Elts
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 

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