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Berg: Wozzeck / Goerne, Jurowski, Vienna Philharmonic

Jurowski,Vladimir
Release Date: 08/31/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 9809053  
Composer:  Alban Berg
Performer:  Gerhard SiegelAsmik GrigorianMatthias GoerneJens Larsen,   ... 
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Austrian composer Alban Berg's first opera, Wozzeck, was based on the Georg Büchner play Woyzeck. Incomplete at the time of Büchner's death in 1837, it depicted the dehumanizing effects of the military on a young man's life. Berg began composing his opera in 1914, but was delayed by the start of World War I. It was only during leave from his regiment in 1917 and 1918 that he was able to devote time to finishing it. Berg's own experience of war had a profound impact on the music, as themes of militarism and social exploitation are brutally presented. This production from the 2017 Salzburg Festival was directed by William Kentridge and stars Matthias Goerne as Wozzeck and features Vladimir Jurowski leading the Vienna Philharmonic. Austrian composer Alban Berg's first opera, Wozzeck, was based on the Georg Büchner play Woyzeck. Incomplete at the time of Büchner's death in 1837, it depicted the dehumanizing effects of the military on a young man's life. Berg began composing his opera in 1914, but was delayed by the start of World War I. It was only during leave from his regiment in 1917 and 1918 that he was able to devote time to finishing it. Berg's own experience of war had a profound impact on the music, as themes of militarism and social exploitation are brutally presented. This production from the 2017 Salzburg Festival was directed by William Kentridge and stars Matthias Goerne as Wozzeck and features Vladimir Jurowski leading the Vienna Philharmonic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wozzeck, Op. 7 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Gerhard Siegel (Tenor), Asmik Grigorian (Soprano), Matthias Goerne (Baritone),
Jens Larsen (Bass), John Daszak (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; Austria 

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