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Pfitzner: Palestrina / Petrenko, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra

Pfitzner / Chor Der Oper Frankurt / Petrenko
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 930   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hans Pfitzner
Performer:  Richard CoxFrank van AkenJohannes Martin KränzleClaudia Mahnke,   ... 
Conductor:  Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera and Museum OrchestraFrankfurt Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
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OehmsClassics’ presents the first complete recording of an opera conducted by Kirill Petrenko. In summer 2013, Petrenko will conduct the Ring des Nibelungen for the composer’s 200th birthday in Bayreuth. The Bavarian State Opera has appointed him its General Music Director as of the 2013/14 season.



Conductor Kirill Petrenko, leader of Bayreuth’s bicentenary Ring, matches Rudolf Kempe’s recently rediscovered 1955 Salzburg performance (Walhall): they’re both compelling story-tellers of large-scale operatic narrative who can mix and match dialogue scenes with varied tempi and dramatically appropriate orchestral balance. Frankfurt’s cast has plenty of gutsy ecclesiastical characters in
Read more the Council scene, Stallmeister and Mahnke do well by Ighino and Silla (but don’t miss young Elisabeth Söderström’s Son for Kempe), Koch is a worthy Borromeo and the whole is a triumph for British tenor Peter Bronder in the title-role.

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Works on This Recording

Palestrina by Hans Pfitzner
Performer:  Richard Cox (Tenor), Frank van Aken (Tenor), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Baritone),
Claudia Mahnke (Mezzo Soprano), Wolfgang Koch (Baritone), Britta Stallmeister (Soprano),
Peter Bronder (Tenor), Alfred Reiter (Bass), Magnus Baldvinsson (Bass),
Hans-Jürgen Lazar (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra,  Frankfurt Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1915; Germany 

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