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Reznicek: Orchestral Works / Solyom, Staatskapelle Weimar


Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555056  
Composer:  E. Nikolaus von Reznicek
Conductor:  Stefan Solyom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Our comprehensive and successful Reznicek edition now presents three very different works – the Symphonic Suite No. 1 (1882), Dream Play Suite (1915 / 21), and Carnival Suite (1932) – which the composer nonetheless assigned to the suite genre. Taken together, they document his compositional and stylistic development over the decades. Moreover, they are performed by an orchestra that Reznicek himself once had conducted for a short time: the Weimar State Orchestra. His Symphonic Suite is more like a three-movement symphony for full orchestra. It is clearly audible that here Reznicek is not concerned with motivic work and thematic fission but with the contrast of moods. The harmony and the instrumentation leave little doubt about its source of Read more inspiration in Wagner. The suite from the incidental music to Strindberg’s Dream Play is a series of short, atmospherically dense musical pictures, and in terms of its compositional history the Carnival Suite is a symphonic intermezzo dividing the opera Gondoliere des Dogen into two parts. In the manner of a Baroque suite, it consists of seven parts: March – Introduction – Pierrot and Columbine – Gigue – Furlana – Passepied – Aria – Gypsy March. The relation of the suite to the rest of the opera music results from the circumstance that here too the rhythm of the Furlana (dance from the Friuli region) is omnipresent. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite im alten Stil "Karneval" by E. Nikolaus von Reznicek
Conductor:  Stefan Solyom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
2.
Traumspiel Suite by E. Nikolaus von Reznicek
Conductor:  Stefan Solyom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
3.
Symphonic Suite So. 1 in E Minor by E. Nikolaus von Reznicek
Conductor:  Stefan Solyom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 

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