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Hausegger: Barbarossa & Drei Hymnen an die Nacht / Begermann, Hermus, Norrkoping Symphony

Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777666  
Composer:  Siegmund von Hausegger
Performer:  Hans Christoph Begemann
Conductor:  Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Promises are for keeping – and so our Hausegger series continues with more powerful symphonic music and the greatest success of the composer’s lifetime, his Barbarossa of 1899. It is followed by the three movement Drei Hymnen an die Nacht, Performing these works is renowned baritone Hans Christoph Begemann. The German bass-baritone, Hans Christoph Begemann, studied in Hamburg and Munich under the guidance of Claus Ocker and Ernst Haefliger. At the Karlsruhe Music Academy he graduated with honors in “Concert”, with Aldo Baldin as an examiner. At an early age, Hans Christoph Begemann had his first stage appearance as a boy in the Magic Flute at the Hamburg National Opera. In 1992, he gave his debut in the great role as a robber in Gasparone Read more at the Municipal Theater of Gießen. For three seasons he was a member of the ensemble Wuppertaler Bühnen. Hans Christoph Begemann has a large lieder repertoire, focusing on Schubert’s work with over 400 lied compositions. He therefore, is a perfect match for these much more rare tone poems. Read less

Works on This Recording

Barbarossa by Siegmund von Hausegger
Conductor:  Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Hymnen (3) an die Nacht by Siegmund von Hausegger
Performer:  Hans Christoph Begemann (Baritone)
Conductor:  Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Barbarossa Rises Again! March 19, 2018 By Donald J O'Connor (Kreamer, PA) See All My Reviews "Barbarossa is the best symphonic poem Bruckner didn't write. The 50-minute piece is in three movements, each narrating part of the Frederick Barbarossa legend with splendid, majestic music. Some of its program has become a hurdle, but the music remains grand and colorful. Hermus's interpretation tends toward the expansive and epic. This is good, as it clearly established for a listener the Bruckner-Hausegger connection. In his teen years, Hausegger knew Bruckner and later conducted the premieres of the original editions of his 5th and 9th symphonies. The 3 Hymns to the Night show a more introspective facet of Hausegger's genius. They're rich settings of Gottfried Keller poems. Here, the singing by Begemann is superb with Hermus's accompanying conducting now reinforcing their nocturnal moods the better. Did postromantic music ever run out of talents?" Report Abuse
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