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Plays & Operas for the Radio / Theis, Staatsoperette Dresden


Release Date: 03/17/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777839  
Composer:  Pavel HaasPaul HindemithWalter GronostayKurt Weill,   ... 
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera ChorusDresden State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1929, six years after the official start of German radio, an exciting atmosphere of new beginnings continued to prevail in the boardrooms where artistic, cultural, and political program editors held their meetings. The number of officially registered radio listeners was higher than ever, and the new medium enjoyed unprecedented popularity ratings. Editors had to produce attractive programs, and the pressure on them to do so had dramatically increased. However, the artistic directors of the music departments wanted to offer more than just concert broadcasts and news reports. They wanted “radiophonic” music proper to the new medium – music made to order for the technical capabilities of the loudspeaker, which at the time was beginning its Read more triumphant march and supplanting the very uncomfortable earphones, music also made to order for the acoustical circumstances in the recently constructed broadcasting halls. And so our third Radio Music release with works from this period once again features the magic of the radio: its sound, the invisible wave, the microphone, and the loudspeaker. This time musical radio plays form the focus – like the radio play Sabinchen by Paul Hindemith, the audio play Mord by Walter Gronostay, and even the radio opera Jorinde und Joringel by Heinrich Sutermeister. A world all of its own with unique, intensive expressive opportunities and possibilities! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Broadcasting Overture, Op. 11 by Pavel Haas
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Czech Republic 
2.
Sabinchen by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
3.
Mord by Walter Gronostay
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
4.
Das Berliner Requiem by Kurt Weill
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
5.
Bänkel und Balladen, Op. 31 by Wilhelm Grosz
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Austria 
6.
Jorinde und Joringel by Heinrich Sutermeister
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
7.
Broadcasting Overture, Op. 11 by Pavel Haas
Conductor:  Ernst Theis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Czech Republic 

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