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Korngold: Die Tote Stadt / Runnicles, Salzburg Festival

Release Date: 04/26/2005 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 634042   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Simina IvanStella GrigorianDaniela DenschlagLukas Gaudernak,   ... 
Conductor:  Donald Runnicles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The production by Willy Decker of Korngold's most famous opera at the 2004 Salzburg Festival created something of a sensation, and now makes its welcome arrival on CD...the sound quality here is exceptionally vivid for a live event...Denoke has an attractive voice and joins Kerl sweetly in the famous duet Glück, das mir verblieb. They both hurl themselves into the increasingly violent scenes as the fantasy affair progresses. Bo Skovhus is his usual glamorous self, doubling the roles of Fritz and Frank, the faithful guardian of his friend's sanity.

Runnicles and the Vienna Philharmonic play the piece with fire, bringing out every one of Korngold's ragbag of Puccini, Strauss and Wagner allusions. [W]hen it
Read more works, as it does here, Die tote Stadt still packs a punch.”

-- Gramophone, 2010

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Works on This Recording

Die tote Stadt, Op 12 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Simina Ivan (Soprano), Stella Grigorian (Mezzo Soprano), Daniela Denschlag (Mezzo Soprano),
Lukas Gaudernak (Spoken Vocals), Eberhard Francesco Lorenz (Tenor), Bo Skovhus (Baritone),
Angela Denoke (Soprano), Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Michael Roider (Tenor)
Conductor:  Donald Runnicles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/2004 
Venue:  Live  Salzburg Festival 
Language: German 

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