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Henze: Elegie Für Junge Liebende - Excerpts / Henze, Et Al


Release Date: 06/03/1996 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 449874   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Hubert HiltenDietrich Fischer-DieskauThomas HemsleyLoren Driscoll,   ... 
Conductor:  Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra membersBerlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The composer shows his brilliant feeling for orchestral colour and, with Fischer-Dieskau as Mittenhoffer, Martha Modl as a strong-voiced Carolina and Liane Duin an appealing Elisabeth, the vocal writing is fully characterized. An excellent and enterprising issue."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
"The composer shows his brilliant feeling for orchestral colour and, with Fischer-Dieskau as Mittenhoffer, Martha Modl as a strong-voiced Carolina and Liane Duin an appealing Elisabeth, the vocal writing is fully characterized. An excellent and enterprising issue."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1. Elegy for Young Lovers: Excerpt(s) by Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Hubert Hilten (Spoken Vocals), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Thomas Hemsley (Bass),
Loren Driscoll (Tenor), Liane Dubin (Soprano), Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano),
Catherine Gayer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra members,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959-1961; Germany 

Sound Samples

Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Ah! Schnee fällt aufs Blütenmeer
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Gut. Gut. Genau wie es mir passte
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Wie reizend du bist!
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Nimm Platz, mein Kind
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Du mein, ganz mein
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Aus dem Garten, paradiesisch
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Schon morgen von den Bergen
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Grüss Gott. Auf ein Wort nur
Scenes From "Elegy For Young Lovers" - German Version By L. Landgraf With The Collaboration Of W. Schachteli & H.W. Henze: Eins. Zwei. Drei. Vier. Wen bewundern wir?

Customer Reviews

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 An Opera About Love by One of the Greatest Compos January 17, 2013 By Max Scharnberg (Kista, Sweden) See All My Reviews "Taking the end of WWI as point of departure, what composers born later were the greatest? Already in the 1950s I "nominated" Henze, being aware that it was too early to select the winner. It so happened that until his death in 2012 I did not find any real rival. He is fundamentally unorthodox, and neither thinks of consonances nor dissonances as the king's road to heaven. My own favourites are his opera "Elegy for Young Lovers", "The Rose Miracle" and his 9th symphony. Note that the version of "The Rose Miracle" conducted by Henze himself is much better than any other. On the "Elegy" the poet (who caused the death of young loving couples in the hope of writing a perfect poem) is sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, a further merit of this CD. I loved Henze's music for decades without knowing anything about the philosophical ideas behind almost each of his works, and I think others can do this just as well. When I finally learned about these ideas they did not make me enjoy his music more, but they did make me admire Henze more." Report Abuse
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