WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Berg: Wozzeck / Weigle, Frankfurt Opera and Museum


Release Date: 08/24/2018 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 974  
Composer:  Alban Berg
Performer:  Martin WolfelVincent WolfsteinerPeter BronderAudun Iversen,   ... 
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera House And Museum Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, which premiered at Lindenoper/ Berlin in 1925, is regarded as one of the key music compositions of the 20th century and an essential work in any connoisseur’s collection. The opera is based on the drama Woyzeck, which was left incomplete by the German playwright Georg Büchner at his death. Berg attended the first production in Vienna of Büchner's play on May 5, 1914, and knew at once that he wanted to base an opera on it. From the fragments of unordered scenes left by Büchner, Berg selected fifteen to form a compact structure of three acts with five scenes each. He adapted the libretto himself. On this release, the Frankfurt Opera, under the baton of Sebastian Weigle, delivers a razor-sharp and exciting Read more interpretation. With Audun Iversen and Claudia Mahnke in the main roles the recording shows an ideal cast. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wozzeck, Op. 7 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Martin Wolfel (Countertenor), Vincent Wolfsteiner (Tenor), Peter Bronder (Tenor),
Audun Iversen (Baritone), Martin Mitterrutzner (Tenor), Claudia Mahnke (Mezzo Soprano),
Alfred Reiter (Bass), Katharina Magiera (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera House And Museum Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; Austria 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title