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Klenau: Symphony No. 9 / Schonwandt, Danish National Symphony

Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226098  
Composer:  Paul von Klenau
Performer:  Susanne ResmarkCornelia PtassekMichael WeiniusSteffen Bruun
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony OrchestraDanish National Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paul von Klenau’s (1883-1946) grandiose Ninth Symphony in eight movements was composed in Copenhagen 1945 as his last major work; an extraordinary fusion of a Requiem with Latin text and a traditional symphony for orchestra, choir and four soloists. The manuscript then lay unknown for more than fifty years until it appeared in the 2001 discovery of a large collection of Klenau manuscripts in Vienna, and not until March 2014 – after a thorough editing by The Royal Library in Copenhagen – did it receive its first performance by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Schønwandt. This world premiere recording presents the full symphony; a magnificent opus of both tonal, atonal and even twelve-tone passages, very far Read more removed from the style that predominated in the post-Nielsen Danish music of the 1940s. - Dacapo Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 by Paul von Klenau
Performer:  Susanne Resmark (Alto), Cornelia Ptassek (Soprano), Michael Weinius (Tenor),
Steffen Bruun (Bass)
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony Orchestra,  Danish National Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Denmark 

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