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Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau / Meister, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777962  
Composer:  Alexander von Zemlinsky
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, headed by Cornelius Meister, presents Alexander Zemlinsky's "The Mermaid". Zemlinsky's "The Mermaid" is a rougher orchestral painting, created in the spirit of Jugendstil, according to the romantic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen. Teresa Vogl and orchestral director Christoph Becher listen carefully: the glittering colors of the waves, the longing of the enchanted mermaid after a solid ground under her feet, the perfidious suggestion of the water witch, the splendid wedding at the court. It is true that the marriage of the prince and the mermaid is of limited duration, but Zemlinsky gives the listeners a harmonious finale - just as it is for a fairy tale. The ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, headed by Cornelius Meister, presents Alexander Zemlinsky's "The Mermaid". Zemlinsky's "The Mermaid" is a rougher orchestral painting, created in the spirit of Jugendstil, according to the romantic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen. Teresa Vogl and orchestral director Christoph Becher listen carefully: the glittering colors of the waves, the longing of the enchanted mermaid after a solid ground under her feet, the perfidious suggestion of the water witch, the splendid wedding at the court. It is true that the marriage of the prince and the mermaid is of limited duration, but Zemlinsky gives the listeners a harmonious finale - just as it is for a fairy tale. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Seejungfrau by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1903; Austria 
2.
Es war einmal: Prologue by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Austria 
3.
Es war einmal: Act 1 Prelude by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Austria 

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