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Hausegger: Dionysische Phantasie / Hermus, Bamberg Symphony


Release Date: 06/23/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777810  
Composer:  Siegmund von Hausegger
Conductor:  Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Bamberg in Bavaria is a perfect jewel of a city in the very heat of Europe. A Unesco World Heritage city, in its 1,000-year history Bamberg has produced stunningarchitecture, a Holy Roman Emperor, a Pope...and a world-class orchestra. Admired for its characteristic deep, rich yet brilliant sound, the Bamberg Symphony thrills audiences all ove rthe world from the US to Japan, performing both the great classical repertoire and cutting-edge modern and contemporary music. The Dutch conductor antony Hermus has earned an outstanding reputation as the conductor of many leading European orchestras. His positive outlook on music and life and his natural musicality have made him popular with musicians and concertgoers alike. This fact is Read more reflected in the high quality and intensity of his performances and in the great number of new performance invitations he receives.

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REVIEW:

Are you an admirer of Mahler? Or Richard Strauss? If you enjoy the refulgent music of these two late romantic giants you will perhaps be grateful to find a new composer who inhabits the same sound worlds – and has now been recorded to considerable effect. The featured works span practically the entire career of this great symphonic musician, and is full-blooded and affecting.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Aufklänge by Siegmund von Hausegger
Conductor:  Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
2.
Dionysische Fantasie by Siegmund von Hausegger
Conductor:  Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
3.
Wieland der Schmied by Siegmund von Hausegger
Conductor:  Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Two Fantasias and a Blacksmith March 21, 2018 By Donald J O'Connor (Kreamer, PA) See All My Reviews "Hausegger's Dionysian Fantasia is a Nietzsche-inspired tone poem and his first important concert work. Even Schoenberg valued the piece. Wieland der Schmied is a more narrative tone poem, using one of Wagner's literary efforts for its inspiration. Aufklaenge (Resonances) is a set of variations followed by an orchestral fantasia on the old nursery song "Sleep Baby Sleep". Hermus told me this work was the greatest revelation to him, as it's the least known of Hausegger's pieces. Performances and sound are fine. Hermus's interpretations are excellent. They tend to be brisk, but he proportions the works' sections so well that they don't sound rushed. Richard Strauss regarded Hausegger as a friend and something of a protege and one hears why. More wonderful stuff from the vaults of German postromanticism." Report Abuse
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