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Michael Gielen Edition, V. 8

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Release Date: 06/14/2019 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19063  
Composer:  Arnold SchoenbergJohann Sebastian BachJohann Strauss Jr.Alban Berg,   ... 
Performer:  Michael GielenWilly TautenhahnKonrad LechnerRudolf Kolisch,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the 8th installment of the internationally acclaimed Michael Gielen Edition, dedicated to the Second Viennese School (Schönberg, Berg, Webern). It consists mainly of first releases. Austrian conductor Michael Gielen was a champion of contemporary music both in the opera and concert repertoires. He conducted many premieres during his career. He has held appointments at the Royal Swedish Opera, the Netherlands Opera, the Frankfurt Opera, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, which he has remained closely associated with since the end of his appointment in 1999.

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REVIEW:

The Gurre-lieder is a superb,
Read more almost magical-sounding performance. Gielen had the wisdom to use a lyric tenor, Robert Dean Smith, rather than a stentorian one to sing Waldemar, and an excellent soprano to sing Tove. Where he differed from most of his predecessors was in his choice of Yvonne Naef, a rich-toned contralto whose voice extends up to a high B, to sing the Wood-Dove in place of the usual light mezzo.

Gielen’s Die glückliche Hand is a famous recording that is also quite excellent, but for those who haven’t heard them his performance of the 5 Orchestral Pieces is just as intense and detailed.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 4/13/1973 
Venue:  Liederhalle, Stuttgart, BRD 
Notes: (Live recording.) 
2.
Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
3.
A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
4.
Modern Psalm, Op. 50c by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
5.
Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1996 
Venue:  Konzerthaus, Freiburg, BRD 
Notes: (Live recording.) 
6.
Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899/1943; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Incidental Music to a Motion Picture Scene, Op. 34 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; Berlin, Germany 
8.
Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1911; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Die glückliche Hand, Op. 18 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Pieces (5) for Orchestra, Op. 16 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1928; Berlin, Germany 
13.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 36 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USA 
14.
Die Jakobsleiter by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Chamber Symphony no 2, Op. 38 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1916; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Kol nidre, Op. 39 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
17.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 42 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
18.
Theme and Variations for Orchestra, Op. 43b by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
19.
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: (arr. A. Schoenberg for orchestra.) 
20.
Concerto for String Quartet after Handel's Op. 6 no 7 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
21.
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: (arr. A. Schoenberg for chamber ensemble.) 
22.
Early Songs (7) by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; Austria 
23.
Pieces (3) for Orchestra, Op. 6 by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915/1929; Austria 
24.
Chamber Concerto for Piano, Violin and 13 Winds by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1925; Austria 
25.
Der Wein by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Austria 
26.
Lulu-Suite by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Austria 
27.
Concerto for Violin by Alban Berg
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Austria 
28.
Variations for orchestra, Op. 30 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940-1941; Austria 
29.
Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1911-1913; Austria 
30.
Pieces (5) for Orchestra by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1908; Austria 
32.
Im Sommerwind by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; Preglhof 
33.
Concerto for 9 instruments, Op. 24 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934; Austria 
34.
Cantata no 1, Op. 29 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; Austria 
35.
Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 5, Ricercar a 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 
37.
Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1909; Austria 
38.
Das Augenlicht, Op. 26 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Austria 
39.
Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Michael Gielen (Piano), Willy Tautenhahn (Clarinet), Konrad Lechner (Cello),
Rudolf Kolisch (Violin), Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 8/24/1954 
Venue:  Kongresssaal Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, B 
Notes: (Arr. by Eduard Steuermann.) 

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